Interested in Ardusoar merge

I’m very interested in the upcoming merge of the Ardusoar code into AP. And who is working on extending this work. Are the original people who wrote the code still involved?

Also, does anyone know if someone is working on adding the capabilities required to fly a full-house sailplane with an electric motor? This would be a plane similar to an ALES, F5j or R/C Cross-country design used in a competitive event.