You all probably already know @daveshah, who is the maintainer of nextpnr and one of the core developers of the open-source FPGA tool ecosystem.
Yesterday @daveshah presented an update about the the progress made, the current status and his plans for the open source FPGA tools.
It is really worth watching in my opinion.
I have to say it is very exciting how the open-tools are evolving to become more flexible with good APIs to interact with. I think this will become their biggest advantage, the ability to interact with a variety of extensions and the ability to integrate them tools into other software stacks.
Let me know what you find most interesting.