Songbird is releasedSongbird, the long-awaited open source application destined to become an iTunes killer has been released. Many (many!) options and basic features don't yet properly work but this puppy is worth watching.
I'm not yet ready to give up on ml_ipod but there's a lot of innovative features planned in Songbird - I'm looking forward to seeing them realised.
Boing Boing had an interview with Rob Lord, the team leader and Gizmodo also covered the news.
(Thanks Jeremy for the link - I was already aware of Songbird but it was nice to hear from you!)