I really believe in a bright future of OpenACS and OpenACES, otherwise I wouldn't have spend that much time asking questions on this bboard. At this point I wanted to mention that although I never experienced a virtual open source community before, I somehow feel at home here. Thanks everybody.
The focus of our company in Germany is Knowledge Management and eLearning (or whatever PR people would call this effort to get knowledge to the right people at the right time) for students.
We will, with a lot of pleasure, contribute to making OpenACES a killer-application for learning on the net.
P.S. Thanks for the quick return email yesterday...