Frankly there is not a great deal we can do about the apparent lack of interest from the developers. We live in hope of some future software development but in the meantime just have to make the best of it and enjoy whilst its here.
Having said that my belief is that they will eventually provide the code open source and then we will rely upon others picking up the reins. The potential is massive and whilst I simply don't have any software development skills, I am pretty convinced that those who do, will seize the opportunity and push ahead with it.
Pie in the sky? I don't think so. You only have to look at the success of other complex open source software, such as Audacity audio editing software, for example that many of us use, I'm sure, to see how open source can work very well.
Marketing is the key to open source working well and few people would deny that Moviestorm makes filmmaking and animation accessible to novices in a way that no other software does as well. More people need to know about its capabilities and potential.
I-Clone is brilliant software but I understand that the learning curve is very steep.
I recently posted by first project, Q, on YouTube. It's a 24 minute animation and has been produced from a standing start at beginning of November 2018 when I was first introduced to the software. I had very little filmmaking experience apart from a month playing around with Muvizu.
I am not claiming that Q is Oscar winning material, but I certainly couldn't have achieved what I have done in so short a time with I-Clone. I had a trial version and really found it very daunting. OK, if push comes to shove and Moviestorm disappears, then I will purchase I-Clone and learn how to use it, as I am retired, have the time and would welcome the challenge, albeit daunting.
However, in the meantime I will soldier on with Moviestorm, happy in the knowledge I have something fantastic to work with whilst its here and hopefully will develop in the future.
Good luck everyone who still remain.