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.
international politics, open source
Github user nobodxbodon has been making pull requests on several high profile open source projects trying to get references to Taiwan and Hong Kong changed to include "Province of China".
Kindly fuck off.