I logged into Telegram yesterday and just saw the channel was closed too. I was pretty disappointed myself as I didn't know that was the plan. I've reached out to the TrueOS devs and let them know that I'd be happy to keep the channel open and maintain it myself but I have not received a conclusive response back to my messages.
TrueOS is still under active development but we don't have the need to blog nearly as much these days. I'll ask the devs if there's an updated roadmap and will pass the message along when I hear back.
Dated May 21
Edited June 21 2019
Not sure if Telegram Messenger was the right thing to communicate about a BSD distro anyway, as I didn't find a way to install it on my TrueOS installation, so I switched to my Linux partition and installed Telegram Messenger and got the above message.
My research finds:
The download page at the main TrueOs website: https://www.trueos.org/downloads/
Contains no hot web links: DEAD, just TEXT & pictures (pretty & professional, but no live links).
The way I got my copy of TrueOS-Desktop-18.03-x64-USB.img.torrent
was at http://www.pcds.fi -> http://www.pcds.fi/download-s/
and drill down from there.
There's a lot of operating systems there at PCFS.FI, and I wanted several things:
BSD, .img for usb (not an .iso for a cd), and a torrent link.
Not sure what is happening here, but finding the 17Jun2019 iso was a good sign.
Maybe I will try to burn a DVD iso boot disk.
John, thanks for the reply. I looked at <URL:https://www.trueos.org/blog/trueosdownstream/>
The blog article is a bit old, from Jun 6, 2018.
But the iso & checksum in the pkg.trueos.org/iso/unstable directory is from Jun 17, 2019.
So someone has been doing some work but not really making it pubic.