Re: bbPress plugin September 15?
No that’s wrong.
bbPress as a plugin for WordPress as a standalone plugin is being developed.
bbpress as a standalone still exists as this time.
bbpress does not rely on buddyPress.
buddyPress (as far as I am aware, but I could be wrong) uses an older version of bbPress.
As JJJ maintains buddyPress which uses bbPress it is only natural for him to ensure the 2 work together.