Incidentally, the idea of publishing a d20 version of Fading Suns was the subject of frequent, pedantic, and disgustingly vehement arguments on the FS mailing list. Arguments, I might add, that usually came down to one side being elitist anti-TSR/WotC snobs and the other side saying "um, if you don't like it, don't play it."
Me, I think it's a good thing. If a few d20 players get interested enough in the Fading Suns universe to try out the game with its own system, then that's that many more people I can potentially game with. Come to think of it, same goes for the d20 Call of Cthulhu or any other current game system.
*idly wonders if this is flamebait as he hits Update Journal*