Well, there are two sides to it. I'd like to know what the rumor is, but rumors aren't reliable truth. That's why I wanted to ask Coleston specifically.
I've still barely recovered, mentally, from the unbelievably intense and nasty flamewars surrounding the release of OSRIC a couple of years ago. Both sides went into totalerkrieg mode, with rumors flying (and being tailored to various purposes), and I quickly gained knowledge of what it's like to have people spreading rumors about me by email and PM in a whisper campaign.
Clearly, some people (it seems mainly people in the blogger network) are aware of something that happened. Whether the rumors are accurate in every detail - by their very nature, rumors usually aren't correct any more after a couple of repetitions.
So ... I want to hear the rumor just out of human curiosity.
I'd like to hear the story from the horse's mouth out of a more serious reason - having been involved in the wars over OSRIC, I want to know who's doing what as a matter of routine reconnaissance. The pieces are still being placed on the board in terms of reaching beyond into the mainstream. Dan and I are both making plans, and so are others like Kenzer, Goodman (see the BB deal with grodog and Tacojohn), and others. These plans aren't being coordinated (which I suppose is competition, in a sense), so it's important to know if someone is strong-arming. Especially if it's one of the peripheral (ie not traditional OSR) players like Goodman, Kenzer, etc.