2010.01.15 13:40 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Phil Harvey

2010.01.19 19:25 "Re: [Tiff] eta for bigtiff support?", by Edward Lam

I'm very reluctant to weigh in because I know the issue has been discussed at length in the past, but it should be remembered that thousands of applications don't use libtiff.

I take that to be good reason as to why bigtiff should stay as tiff. Maybe all the varying tiff support out there would consolidate into libtiff, for the betterment of this project. :)