Well, they just gave up.
"Nobody has responded to our calls for help," according to project organizer Jesse Keating. "There are a good number of consumers, people who will happily consume until the project ends; however they are not willing to actually do any of the work necessary to keep the project alive." Funding also was a problem. "If any of these hosting firms or software (companies) would put up some resources to keep Legacy going, we might not have had to shut the doors," Keating said in another post. "Unfortunately, it's all take, take, take and no give."
At work and at home, I have several FC systems, ranging from versions 2-4. The current release is 6, and they only support back one before putting it into "legacy" mode, which is about a year. Even Windows goes back 5 years before it gives up.
Honestly, I am torn. Should I just keep sticking in a set of CDs and upgrade every 6 months, or go with another distro? And which distro? I am lazy, I mean, I could recompile kernels by hand and have a brute distro, and at that level, go with Slackware or Debian, but they require more work.