I would like to purchase a lifetime license.
Licenses never expire, they only become invalid for newer versions of our software. If you don’t want to pay for further improvements you can continue to use the last version your license is valid for until the end of time.
Your question title and the question itself are very different, so just for completeness sake, to answer the title, no Sublime Text or Sublime Merge are not dead.
- The latest dev build of ST just came a little over a month ago.
- The latest stable build of SM just came out 2 days ago.
Those facts maybe proof enough that development still is very active.
So apparently there was a Ddos attack over the weekend and they are still recovering. I purchased my license on Sunday and just got it last night. So they are still around.
What? No, of course not.