If shagrath indeed has abandoned PMS for what ever reason it would be nice if it could be put in some kind of maintenance mode so that it could be kept alive by others. I'm not sure if that is possible or if it could work but considering the large userbase I'm thinking there should be some that are willing and able to continue some development/maintenance at a slower pace.
I can't speak for lightglitch or eomcam, but, as meskibob says, I wouldn't classify this as a fork. It seems to be more a case of helping shagrath out with some housekeeping. There are lots of people willing to help out, but anything official would, obviously, need his blessing. Ideally, he will either contribute again, open up development, or work on something else equally awesome.
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