Here at AU it's pretty much a MapServer lovefest, but Ed McNierney of TopoZone has posted his letter pointing to a bad start for the foundation. Read it; we on the outside need to hear what both sides are saying.
Adena sees a divide in the MapServer community. She doesn't get it. There are as yet two separate communities. At AU, people are high on their first sip of open source, and filled with a sense (if a bit scary) of the endless possibilities. On the other hand, members of the original MapServer community have woken up to find a stranger in bed.