I have received tremendous respons on this subject until now.
50+ comments on the discussion on GDO http://groups.drupal.org/node/45468
100+ people attended the real life Event WordPress / Drupal http://jbingold.com/content/rencontre-des-deux-mondes-wordpress-et-drupal
And today a twiit from a WordPress strategist http://www.twitter.com/roprice
@JBingold That session proposal looks terrific.. there's no question of the need for a BuddyPress equivalent in Drupal. Thanks
@JBingold a Drupal evangelist who recognizes the value of WordPress and fosters non-childish discussions about the two. Nice to see that.
So please make sure you vote for our sessions :
Vote for both sessions because I think blogging and social neworking / community are two differents use case.
And yes there in the bussiness perspective there is realy strategie to discuss about WordPress/BuddyPress and Software as a service.
Have look at the attached graph "wordpress + social" is rocking up
PS Still open to other panelist. Perhaps OpenAtrium of OpentPublish can be nice starting plateform to build on for this ready to use profile and service. The feature rocks...