I'm Chris Cormack, one of the workers who went from Katipo to Liblime. Had I known or had I even thought any of this would have happened I wouldn't have gone, and the asset transfer would not have taken place.
It is one of the things I will always regret. The fact is that 3 of us who worked on Koha at Katipo thought we could do more for Koha working at a company that focused soley on Koha. Katipo was doing all sorts of other work (Kete is another piece of Free Software that has come from the Katipo and HLT relationship, a relationship which continues to this day).
I honestly thought shifting to work at Liblime would be better for the project .. in the 2 years previous Liblime had done remarkable things for Koha. This is what made the situation more saddening, Liblime were once a respected and valued and perhaps naively (by myself anyway) trusted part of the community.