In this podcast, the host speaks with Scott Bowler on ClassicPress (near the beginning) and several other developers on the subject of Gutenberg. He also asks a visually impaired person to try editing using Gutenberg.
This is a fair question. Hasn’t ClassicPress merely made a copy of WordPress and rebranded it as their own? It’s true that CP 1.0 is functionally the same as WP 4.9.8 as far as end users are concerned. Apart from new graphics and wording, you don’t notice any difference. But they had to start somewhere and things will change from WP 5.0 and in CP 2.0
In this video, Morten Rand-Hendriksen discusses Gutenberg and how it is going to affect users. The clip is set to start at the 30 minute mark, where he talks about the frustration that it is being caused because of a lack of clear direction from WordPress itself.
This website has been setup mainly to promote awareness of the ClassicPress fork of WordPress 4.9
Other forks may be discussed, but since the outcry over Gutenberg being introduced into WordPress 5.0 as a core function, rather than a plugin, and the inevitable infiltration into many more core functions, it is important as many people as possible know there is an alternative they can use.