Setting aside the systemd debate, I think this is a good case-study in leadership failure.
Those in leadership roles in organizations like Debian should be aware that their single most important responsibility is smoothing communication and collaboration between maintainers, contributors, users, etc.
If people come away from a problem "emotionally exhausted" and broken hearted even years later, that indicates a major functional failure from the leadership team.
Balls of steel!
Chaos and absurd evangelist.
Not for the faint of heart.
I'm here just for the lulz.
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