Well, it needs someone to do the work of maintaining it. In this case we’re lucky that someone else stepped up, but if not it would have remained orphaned + retired. (The Fedora package maintainers are volunteers so they won’t take up packages they don’t need themselves.)
Since you do use it and have the necessary technical skills to build it, would you please volunteer as a co-maintainer and ensure that it isn’t retired again?
You can get sponsored as a co-maintainer: