As a user of it I love Elm, keenly waiting for the next release, and enjoying myself greatly.
Obviously I’ve seen the various posts about the contributing situation. I’ve read them, considered them, and decided to trust the process, and see how it goes. As a user, I’m not looking to add the native modules and such that folks are keen for, so it’s not a big thing. I would prefer a more open approach, but I understand the arguments. (But this isn’t my point.)
The situation has got bad though. The bad vibes in the community have reached out such it’s now the dominant theme if you search for Elm.
The last few years I’ve been able to recommend Elm on client projects, and they’ve been keen for the choice. They’ve taken my recommendation, and it’s been a great success.
Now, despite no technical changes, I’ve had two projects in a row question whether Elm is a safe choice. Clients have clearly browsed a little and found the critiques of the project and the community. Even though I recommend it as a safer/easier solution than other options, that judgement isn’t passing muster.
It’s at that point that I really start to worry. For political reasons Elm starts to look as if it’s not viable.
Is there any statement or official repost to these arguments?
Is there anything that I can point clients to that says that’s Elm is a safe choice?
Is there any roadmap towards Elm becoming more open to contribution?
As one client put it, what happens to Elm if Evan falls under a bus?