It appears that Pardus has come to the end of the road. If you’re interested in the depressing details, you can read what former developer Bahadır Kandemir has to say.
Meanwhile, an interesting thread on the Pardus World Forum is must reading for anybody who cares about Pardus enough to help fork it. (I know “fork” is a good old Open Source word, but “fork it” sounds like “stick a fork in it”, among other things. How about “anybody who cares about Pardus enough to help Mageiafy it”?)
I’ve been working on another longish essay and should have it ready in a few days.