Of course, these are bleeding edge bits. If you want to find out when we do a release, the best tool is to subscribe to the Freshmeat project entry for Helix Player.
Earlier this week, I launched Electorama!, a website dealing with electoral reform. Not a lot of interest just yet (the people I would have expected to jump on this are on the Election Methods list), but it's still early. I'm making a point of posting one news item a day. We'll see how long I can keep that up.
The Slashdot thread on Helix DNA Producer went o.k. all things considered. Lots of complaining about "spyware" and "adware". Personally, I'm doing everything I can to ensure we get over this, both by getting the word out that we're working to improve our reputation, and making sure we live up to a better reputation.
If you'd truly like to influence us on these types of issues is to go through official channels. You've got people who are gathering statistics and studying the data, rather than getting anecdotal stories from one of the resident open source bigots.