Long delayed edit: At the time I made this post, I pretty much knew nothing. I just didn't think (Craft)Bukkit had reason to go away. I actually have gained little more information about it, since nearly all posts regarding the life of the project or the DMCA have been so debated that it's pretty hard to find where the good information lies. But I have been reading enough to know that CraftBukkit isn't coming back anytime soon, I've seen enough activity on these forums to know that the community is still mostly alive, and that I should go look for the most promising alternative if I ever plan on starting my server back up again. ---------------------------------------------------------------- To introduce the elephant in the room, Bukkit is falling apart. Countless staff and developers are resigning, and, correct me if I'm wrong, the DMCA is forcing Bukkit to rip out a lot of third-party code. With a chunk of CraftBukkit's code missing, it's probably obvious that it's not a very functional program, and without a functional program, servers can't run. However, I personally don't believe this is the end of Bukkit. While other people are going off and creating their own offsprings of Bukkit, which is great, don't get me wrong, Bukkit is not entirely dead yet. We still have this entire community, thousands of plugin developers, even more server owners. From the start, Bukkit has been all about community ownership. Just because Mojang purchased Bukkit, and now Microsoft purchased Mojang, that does not mean a thing toward the fact that we as the community are still in control of what happens. Sure, Microsoft may for some terrible reason officially discontinue Bukkit, since they technically own it after purchasing Mojang and their property, but I highly doubt they will. If they do shut it down entirely, then yeah, we're screwed. However, if Minecraft is to continue surviving, so must Minecraft servers. Modded multiplayer servers are the heart and soul of Minecraft--at least in my opinion--and Bukkit is the most popular of those server mods (as far as I know of). No Bukkit, no Minecraft. But back to the point. Microsoft/Mojang is probably not going to put a full stop on Bukkit. So, while Bukkit is not entirely officially shut down, it's just sitting dead in the water, waiting for some developers to come back and save it, update it, give it a future. Meanwhile, as Bukkit does not move forward, we all have the chance to keep it from completely falling down. How do we do this? By being the great Bukkit community we always have been. Continue developing plugins, continue to grow your servers. Being a 1.7.10 server isn't the end of the world! The least your players can do is downgrade their Minecraft clients before they join your server. Bottom line, Bukkit is not dead. It's just sleeping. It will move forward eventually, but we must keep patience until that time. Stay strong, Bukkitiers.