There are a couple open source projects that I've been following where the development has seemed to stalled or stopped. One of them is Textpattern and the other is Nucleus.
I went to the Nucleus site and it said that the last release, 3.24 (a security/maintenance release) was out in November, 2006. I then went to their forum to discover that 3.3 was released in August!
And it still hasn't made it to the front page. I'm thinking it's bad Karma .