"A senior Debian developer, Australian Anthony Towns, has left
some core teams of the project and gone quiet in the last couple of
weeks, according to project sources.
"Towns made an oblique reference to his decision on April 18
with an entry in his personal blog which read, in part: 'One of the
freedoms I value is the freedom to choose what you spend your time
on and who you spend it with. And while I've spent a lot of time
arguing that people in key roles in Debian still have those
freedoms (hey, 2.1(1), don't you know), reality these days seems to
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