Joey Hess Resigns From Debian, Unhappy With How It's Changed
Joey Hess played critical roles in the development of the Debian Installer, Alien, debhelper, and many other widely-used Debian components.
Here's Joey's parting remarks from the mailing list:
It's become abundantly clear that this is no longer the project I originally joined in 1996. We've made some good things, and I wish everyone well, but I'm out.
Note that this also constitutes an orphaning as upstream of debhelper, alien, dpkg-repack, and debmirror.
I will be making final orphaning uploads of other packages that are not team maintained, over the next couple of days, as bandwidth allows.
If I have one regret from my 18 years in Debian, it's that when the Debian constitution was originally proposed, despite seeing it as dubious, I neglected to speak out against it. It's clear to me now that it's a toxic document, that has slowly but surely led Debian in very unhealthy directions.
see shy jo