TLDR; for newcomers: ClassicPress is a fork of WordPress, focused on community-led decisions. There are dozens of people working on it and it's your time to decide the direction we take.
Hacker News thread here: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17935408
Quick update for people who have been following our progress: v1 of ClassicPress will be a LTS version of WordPress 4.9 without Gutenberg so people can switch knowing their site won't break. v2 will diverge and follow a development track as decided by the community (with sensible checks and balances in place).
And now the time has come - you can NOW VOTE FOR THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN WORDPRESS / CLASSICPRESS!
Head over to https://vote.classicpress.net and make your voice heard.