Bukkit is not dead. It's still alive. You can go make your own CraftBukkit 1.8.6 server right now. There are tens of thousands of server owners using CraftBukkit 1.8.6 right now. You seem to forget that Bukkit/CraftBukkit is open source, which means that anyone can pick up the project and continue it, no matter what Warren Loo wants to do. Yeah, you can argue about the use of the name (which cannot be trademarked/copyrighted under US law), but the fact is the project is open source and is being continued by another team. It was never dead.