Without wanting to start a deluge of drama, I'll just say I think you would definitely know if Tom was no longer the owner of SOF. The volunteers are doing all the heavy lifting though. I wouldn't call if a mod, but I also wouldn't classify it as a legit professional dev team. I hope the volunteers can make something happen though, I know what it's like to put in a shit ton of hours into something just for the passion of it. They shouldn't be held responsible for the transgressions of Tom et. al. Just so long as they stay out of the drama I see them as passionate members of the community jumping on a great opportunity to work on a SOCOM related project. They might not succeed with H-Hour but they will gain valuable experience in game dev and maybe be able to use that to get a legit position in the gaming industry.