Great work! We are poking around the source code in our lab, evaluating it for further research on GI algorithm.
Do you plan to open the development or to provide a read-only access to a repository. It would be a huge help to help us follow further source code updates. Also a bug tracker would be tremendously helpful. If none of this is planed, would you mind a *friendly* fork on Github?
We are not planning to make the repositories of Embree available for external developers. Instead we will provide updated versions of Embree when new processor features enable faster acceleration structure implementations. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Embree is a research project and as such it does not have an official roadmap or support channel.
We will of course not prevent the community from forking of a version, however, improvements and new data structures will be published by us here at the Intel Software Network solely.