I seriously doubt the PR I made to FontAwesome will be merged. Official maintainers have not committed anything related to the font itself in more than a year.They moved on to a very successful Kickstarter campaign for their latest version (5.0), and switched to a free/paid pro model, while the Github repo is still in version 4.7. Fontawesome is in version 5.0.6 as I speak and there is no repo in sight for that version.
@KnowPresent I definitely start to think so. I'm going to give them some time though. I've just seen an issue opened a few days ago where they talk about the roadmap to merge 5.0 into master.
Though in version 5.0, they've completely redrawn all the icons. So it would even make sense to fork it, just to keep working on the old icon style.
Since they do have a copyright on the name, I thought about naming it FourAwesome or ForkAwesome ;)