Re: What's happening with bbPress?
BuddyPress has a lead developer – Andy Peatling:
bbPress does not have a lead developer right now. Automattic founder and bbPress creator Matt Mullenweg ( http://ma.tt/ ) was hosting weekly bbPress chats and jamming out a few features along with another Automattic dev, but that stopped a while ago and we haven’t heard from Matt since.
It’s not likely that Andy is going to switch tracks and work on bbPress… he’s pretty focused on BuddyPress, and it has an ambitious product map that should keep him busy!
Maybe Matt will come back to us after his schedule clears up… we’ll find out soon enough!