In a response to some of the things said in this post to the CodeIgniter blog, Phil Sturgeon has posted some thoughts of his own about how the company (EllisLab) is currently handling the CodeIgniter framework and what kind of future he sees out there for it.
Times have been hard for the developers of CodeIgniter - EllisLab and they have addressed this in a few ways: A spot on the ExpressionEngine Podcast, a few articles explaining the future of EllisLab and ExpressionEngine and how they plan to take things forward. Sadly, as always us CodeIgniter developers have been left with not much more than a nod and a pat on the head.
He mentions some of their responses and what he sees happening in the CodeIgniter community - a "stable enough" version of CodeIgniter 2, the departure of two members of the EllisLab staff who had large impacts on CodeIgniter and the change and involvement that seems to be happening in several community resources (hint: numbers are dropping dramatically).
Be sure to check out the comments for opinions from CodeIgniter users, community members and thoughts from an employee of EllisLab (Derek Jones).