What exactly is missing/broken in jq right now which warrants a fork? I've been using jq daily for years, and I can't remember the last time I hit a bug (must have been many years ago) and I can't recall any features I felt been missing for the years I've been using it.
For me it's kind of done. It could be faster, but then I tend to program a solution myself instead, otherwise I feel like it's Done Enough.
Looks like it's because @stedolan goes silent and not delegating the right GitHub repo accesses to the existing maintainers.
He seems to be working at Jane Street though, so if anyone is able to reach him please help the jq community :)