Today gbx release homeworld remastered, including hw1 classic.
So, the game and the assets are available finally again.
Sadly, it seems gearbox removed several things from the classical release most notable, lan gaming:http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/whe ... rld/100410
So, this is the chance for homeworldSDL to shine, by offering a patch for the flawed gearbox release which fixes these artificial limitations. Would offer awarness about the importance of source code and could give a push for the relicensing.