So there appears to be an article on Slashdot asserting that Winamp is not dead. It uses an article recently posted on Winamp.com by Eric Caoili to draw it's conclusions. I just want to point out one thing.... The article written by Eric is the opinion of one very devoted Winamp fan that has never been a paid employee of Nullsoft.
This isn't meant to be an attack on Eric; I really like Eric. I value his tongue and cheek writing style and sense of humor. I also appreciate all that he did for Winamp with his enthusiast website, Winamp Unlimited. However, it's important to realize his use of words like 'we' or 'our' with regards to the state of Winamp or opinion of the staff is misleading. Eric has little to no information about the state of the project, the team, or it's future.
Back to the question about whether Winamp is dead or alive. I think one of the quotes in his article captured my thoughts on the topic. The fact of the matter is, Winamp development may slow or stop all together, but Winamp the product is a mere representation of something larger. It's a communtiy of active and incredibly loyal users who swear by it. Winamp will not die until every user stops using the product.
At this point, I am no longer an Nullsoft/AOL employee, I've lost all insight into Winamp's future plans. I can't confirm or deny whether or not Winamp is dead or alive, nor would I care to make any assertions. All I can say for certain is that most of the people who made Winamp what it is today, the same people that I've worked with over the past 5 years, have moved on.