We use hivemind in our web portal, serving a lot of customers. So I
would say that our organization is pretty dependent on hivemind and we
are slowly increasing the use of hivemind to wire together frameworks,
both web-portals, plain java applications and webservice frameworks.
So why are we not involved in developing hivemind further?
Because "it just works". We have no big problems with hivemind, it has
all the features we need. The configuration and contribution-trick in
hivemind is a killer feature, I know no way to do the same thing as
easily in spring, guice or the others. Perhaps there is but I don't
know how. So for us hivemind is a very nice tool that just works.
So the hivemind project on apache might be slow and appear dead but
that shouldn't stop you from using it. It is mature, tested in battle