thank you for your quick answer. That’s great news. OCC is a wonderful library (is EMACS a text editor?) which I have been using in other projects. Unfortunately it’s also pretty complex and I occasionally ran into some performance and stability issues (non-graceful treatment of inaccurate data) when using it. So I really had hoped for another alternative. So if by saying “If there is enough interest we will make the OpenCascade converter publicly available” you meant to start a poll: Here’s my vote! I would love to be able to use it (mostly for research and OSS projects).
I wonder what OSS projects like Blender and k3d will come up with when they tackle Collada 1.5
Thanks again, and please let me know any news concerning the release of these implementation(s).