Re : upgrade
I had just been a week at IIIT, Hyderabad - http://iiit.ac.in. The faculty there has agreed to pool in research students and scholars there to assist in the development of Hurd. The doubts that the Head of CS department raised on its deployment and the possible target group could be left aside for a while, but I think the people there are serious. They are known to take up and finish 'tasks', unlike other institutions.
Q1) How should we proceed ?
It has been over 20 years of development. I have undertaken to do a qualitative study of the development during this period.
Q2) Where can I find the valid archives ?