To give a bit of context: A company called Muse Group aquired the Audacity-project (and trademark), among others, back in April and introduced numerous questionable tracking-elements in the code.
This sparked a discussion in the community about how it was possible that an open-source-project could be aquired this way and shed a light on how CLAs can be problematic if granted to private entities. This fork by cookiengineer is one of a few removing telemetry and removing the CLA-requirement, but seems to be the one gaining the most attention.
There are multiple processes going on simultaneously, all visible in the GitHub-issues: Renaming (to prevent trademark issues), refactoring (because the codebase is pretty chaotic in many places and the original developers refuse PRs addressing this) and possible feature-extension.
It remains to be seen which direction the majority of the Audacity-community (and -developers) takes.