Hey there Ali, how've you been?
Just stopped here out of curiosity and saw your post. It's been a long time indeed. But regrettably, I don't see BO2K getting back to anything it once was.
The original BO rose during the burgeoning of a new internet community - the one where every household could afford a PC and Internet access. BO2K followed in its footsteps, to a great success at the time of its release. One thing that we should keep in mind here - and let's not fool ourselves into thinking otherwise - is that BO2K's main audience has always been that of the script kiddies, pseudo-hackers, and the occasional curious. Such was easily noticeable from the type of content on our previous forums (sad thing that all those thousand posts are gone, and the current admins apparently couldn't get to dump the database). I can't recall ever seeing a post from a concerned systems administrator using BO2K for remote administration of his network.
Which brings us to the crux of my original statement: that those times are long gone. As the new wave of operating systems gains a larger foothold, the appeal of a software such as BO2K, from the point of view of the kind of users I just described, is severely diminished. They can no longer hop onto a computer, install a server, and have it listen to ports and run with admin privileges unnoticed. BO2K itself is very far away now from what is state of the art nowadays. And no systems administrator would touch it with a 6-foot pole, there's much better out there nowadays.
No sysadmins, no script kiddies, no push from CultDeadCow: no userbase, no developers, no interest.
I'm glad that I participated in BO2K as early as I did; I was put in charge of the project when I was only 15 (imagine that!). I had no knowledge of C++ whatsoever, so my work was mainly on keeping the house clean. It got me to learn tons of stuff and deal with dozens of people from around the world, which was invaluable. Daniel Roethlisberger, Christian Biesinger, DilDog, I still remember the time I worked along with them quite well. Roe alone was already a crypto whiz at the time, and unknowingly infected me with a passion for crypto too.
For as much as I'd like to see this project thrive again, I think that our time is best spent someplace else now.
Just my two cents. If you'd really like to, you can try and prove me wrong :)