After its development petered out I maintained cdbakeoven for my own personal use, until it became too much of a pain and I broke down and adopted k3b. If git had existed at the time, or if any dvcs had been on my radar, I would have done something a lot like what you did.
I expect that the future of abandoned open source projects will look a lot like this. At some point the code gets posted to a neutral third party host and interested people keep it working until the last person stops caring.
IOW, It's getting harder to be sure a project's really dead.