What happened to the Guardianrom project?

Does anyone know what happened to the guardianrom project for android devices?
It was featured/promoted on the guardian project website and the developer was active on the wilder-security forum and xda-something forum, promoting the project and updating the development status. he even started a fundraiser campaign and then suddenly everything disappeared - he cancled the fundraiser campaign(s), the download-page disappered, the entry on the guardian-project website vanished and so on.

Does anyone know if there it is still possible to download a beta-version?
Is anyone taking over the project?
Are there any alternatives with similar features available? (especially a hidden os feature)