A week ago on July 9, 2013, EllisLab announced on their blog that they are looking for a new owner for Codeigniter.
I have embraced Laravel as my PHP framework of choice, but I, like many others, learned the MVC pattern with CI. CodeIgniter has long been the most approachable of the major frameworks. It is easily accessible, has great documentation, is really fast, and has a large community. And now EllisLab is done with it.