So Notch gave Jeb the responsibility of handling minecraft. He said that the only major update they have planned is the NPC villager AI. so what happens after the NPC AI updates, just some small bug fixes? will there be any new major feature updates? Will this minecraft community slowly die a painful death due to nothing new ever happening? Will the mod communiy become the new source for new features in minecraft? Is this THE END?
I plan on developing Minecraft until it's a finished complete game, with a downloadable client (with fullscreen mode), custom key re mappings and possibly modding support.
For as long as people enjoy and purchase the game, I will develop extensions after the game is done.
Once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed, I will release the game source code as some kind of open source. I'm not very happy with the draconian nature of (L)GPL, nor do I believe the other licenses have much merit other than to boost the egos of the original authors, so I might just possibly release it all as public domain.