Welcome, liraz, and good luck to you. It is spectacular news that BBE will be open source. I assume you are already aware of ABE, an open-source clone of BBE; this may be an additional source of ideas for cross-pollenization.
Thanks Walter. Yes I am aware of ABE. I'm a Python fan myself and will be looking into it more closely to get some good ideas and also to see if it might be the basis for an eventual rewrite of the existing BBE code.