The VSPAT project just joined the Outercurve Foundation. See press release: http://www.outercurve.org/News/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/56/Outercurve-Foundation-Announces-Acceptance-of-Visual-Studio-Pattern-Automation-Toolkit
What does this mean for VSPAT?
Essentially, this means that the project is now a true open source project that can allow contributions from anyone in the community, and is no longer constrained to Microsoft-only contributors. The project will remain on CodePlex.