Indeed, I wouldn't recommend taking publications in the press too seriously as far as technical details or credit goes. As someone pointed out, we have pretty little control over what they write, despite us mentioning the connection to ArduPilot in literally every interview we've given. In research publications though, we will certainly give explicit credit to ArduPilot in general and Sam's controller in particular.
On that point, @Samuel_Tabor, do you have an academic(-ish) writeup about your soaring controller that we could cite?
We've done lots of live experiments by flying it on real RC sailplanes and found that, while ArduSoar's thermalling controller is outperformed by more sophisticated techniques, it still works surprisingly well given how simple it is, if the soaring radius isn't set wildly off. The robotics community would definitely benefit from a standalone paper/writeup about it that researchers could read and cite. Do you have something like this?
If you like, we can help you write one (with you as the first author, obviously) by sharing some of our live data, generating more by flying two Radian Pros side-by-side with different algo flavors/parameter settings and/or using our in-house simulator, and/or by assisting with the writeup itself.
Alternatively, if you already have something more detailed than a blog post (currently, the only source of info on the algorithmic side of ArduSoar), everything is even easier -- you could post it, e.g., on https://arxiv.org/list/cs.RO/recent and the academic community, including us, would cite it there.
Please PM me to discuss the details.