After much internal debate, R.I.V.E.R. is now listed on Sourceforge.net. I decided upon this open source route rather than venturing after a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service as a way to maintain control over the project into the future... perhaps I just don''t trust non-profits when it comes to grants anymore.
If I remember correctly, the project can be found at http://sourceforge.net/projects/r-i-v-e-r/. I will still make announcements and commentary about the system here, but all roadmap details, bugs, and the like will be tracked via Sourceforge. I am still learning the Sourceforge system, but it allows me to refrain from creating my own--which is a very good thing. Thanks to this site, more time can be spent directly programming R.I.V.E.R.