I was wondering as well. Just the site being up is a victory at this point.
Lots of changes on the front door (no more Silent Circle out front, maybe they didn't want to help with the cost of the site anymore), just Ladar and his dog. Bit of a bummer loosing Silent Circle just from a marketing standpoint and now no longer listed as founding members.
It sounds like (based on the article you linked to previously - below) Ladar is probably close to relaunching Lavabit and basing it off the new protocol (although not fully implemented?) - always takes longer to get something up and running than you think...so maybe that's the delay. He talks about someone else getting something up sooner (wonder if that would be Silent Circle...course they'd probably still be on the front shingle if that was the case).http://www.zdnet.com/article/dark-mail- ... r-levison/