No, it's not dead yet. Someone did ask me if they could take over the project. Specifically, they asked me if they could take over this domain. Oddly, nobody contacted me directly to ask if they could join the project and contribute code. I guess that owning a project is much more attractive than contributing to an existing project. I can understand this.
It is exactly the reason why I must retain control of this project. I will be releasing a new version of ASPNuke shortly. Sorry for the long absence.