Its official now. Crossfire is the most successful and most popular Freelancer Mod of the past 3 years.
With more than 100.000 downloads for the last version of this mod (in less than 1 year) the Crossfire mod is at the top of all Freelancer mods. Also the Crossfire community and its server are very well visited.
The upcoming Crossfire 1.8 could be even more successful.