OK, I have submitted my article for final edits and I can focus my attention back on this project.
Status update: I have finished the data model for security and I am in the process of wiring the code using hibernate. I really should spend a little time now making sure my JavaDoc works with my build scripts, so I suppose I should be a good little coder and review all of my classes to date for documention. Also, once I get past this bit I can get to the fun stuff - functionality!
I'm still interested in helping hands, mine keep getting tangled up in other weedy stuff!