8th January 2019 : As a pretty big surprise, I finally did get the VST2 license from Steinberg. However, I am keeping the HourGlass downloads down for the time being. The last publicly available versions were pretty outdated, I have to consider if putting them up again is sensible anymore.
31st December 2018 : OK, so no news from Steinberg regarding the VST2 license after waiting several months. The download links for HourGlass have now been removed. This page is left here in case someone ends up here from somewhere.