A new project has been launched in the Laravel community to try to maintain some of the core Laravel components that have been deprecated by the framework - the Laravel Collective.
The Laravel Collective is a new Laravel community organization headed by Adam Engebretson and Tom Shafer. It's primary goal is to help maintain the core Laravel components that have been deprecated by the framework. Currently the packages the Collective is taking over is HTML/Form and Annotations. They have a new site in the works which, when launched, will have complete documentation, team information, and more information on the packages. Until it's launched you can check out their GitHub repository.
The full project hasn't launched yet, but if you're interested in becoming a part of it, you can sign up for their newsletter and get updates as they're posted.