No, don't worry:
The proto is preserved and is here to stay, and whatever the decision, the star control board will have access to it (while a dev PS1 is necessary to read it, emulation is also the ticket to enjoy it).
However, protos are expensive, and securing this one has cost me quite a bit of pain, however: there are loads of other protos up there also that need preserving, and I hardly have the resources to acquire others at that rythm.
This is why even though the dump is going to be made (actually, the process has started already as I have supplied the TOC of the disk to one of my partners), I would truly like to find a seller for the true proto (or perhaps someone capable of trading another proto for it), in order for this effort to continue to pay off, you see? This way, perhaps other protos will benefit from this. I can also garantee that this will probably be the less expansive starcon proto you will find on the net.
That is what I plan to do. Whatever the issue though, don't worry: Starcon will be preserved and available to all.
I promised that already.
Scott? You said you would be interested? Once the dump is complete, I would have no objections.