OSMP gets a brief mention in CNet today:
"A few other projects, such as the Open Source Metaverse Project, are a little further along. That effort aims to let developers create their own 3D worlds, which can be hyperlinked together to provide bridges for server-hopping visitors. That project is drawing on modeling technology from the developers of the “Quake” video game. "
OSMP will probably begin to use Panda3D for rendering in the near-future.