The Official Home of CrabLang!

A community fork of a language named after a plant fungus. All of the memory-safe features you love, now with 100% less bureaucracy!

Why CrabLang?

The Crab (or “CrabLang”) community fork was created as a lighthearted yet measured response to the growing concerns within the community about the influence of corporations, restrictive trademark policy proposed by the foundation, and internal political decisions. This was not a “knee-jerk” reaction, nor was it an attempt to spread fear or cause panic. While the document the foundation drafted did lead to the fork, we believe it is an overdue solution to a problem that already existed, and addresses some issues that many community members have had for some time.

First and foremost: CrabLang is not trying to replace our beloved language. If you are happy with the way things are, we encourage you to continue using your language of choice. Our goal is not to fracture the community, but rather to provide an alternative for those who share our concerns and wish to have more freedom in using, creating with, and promoting the language without worrying about the litigation associated with trademark infringement or being affected by questionable leadership decisions.

We acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and financial support that corporations have provided to the original project. We understand the importance of their contributions, but we also believe that it is essential to maintain a balance between corporate influence and the will of the community. The CrabLang Collective aims to provide a space where the community can thrive without the constraints imposed by corporate interests and opaque leadership.

We want to emphasize that we are not at odds with the project or the original language. We appreciate everything they do to make the language better, and our fork’s main branch will continue to stay up to date with the upstream codebase. Our main goal is to ensure that the community has an alternative that aligns with their values and desire for unrestricted use, transparency, and fair treatment.

The Crab community fork is driven by our love for a language named after a type of fungus. We simply want to use it while retaining the ability to create content and promote its name, logo, and other assets however we please, without the limitations imposed by a trademark policy or questionable leadership decisions. By offering a community-driven alternative, we hope to maintain a spirit of collaboration, innovation, and creative freedom.

With our shared passion for programming, we welcome anyone interested to join us in exploring the Crab community fork. Whether or not you fully agree with our concerns, we believe that diversity of thought and a commitment to inclusivity will only strengthen our collective efforts.

Come on in! The water is warm!