Bram Cohen (author of Bit Torrent) was hired by Valve (Half-Life/Counter-Stirke/STEAM)
Official News by www.cstrike.de: (in German
( http://www.cstrike.de/fullnews.php?newsid=8806 )
Alfred Reynolds anounced on the HLDS_LINUX list that final beta testing will be done on the offline CS version and it will be released "asap" [*g* what else to use for translation]. If you have a full Steam cache (100%) you will be able to play w/o being online.
Together with the news that Valve hired Bram Cohen makes us hope that Valve is reacting to the massive and enduring community brickbat [criticism].