I retired from Debian a couple of years ago (see 1 and 2). It’s not gotten healthier. The campaigning around the recent Debian vote showed that clearly to me. I’ve been questioning my own use of Debian, and the sense of developing the vmdb2 software for making hard disk images with Debian installed.

After much internal struggle, I’ve landed on the following compromise: I like the Debian operating system, but I object to the behavior of a number of people involved with Debian. As an vehicle for promoting software freedom in practice, Debian is very valuable. I will continue to use Debian myself, and continue to maintain vmdb2, but I will argue against bad behavior in Debian, or elsewhere in free software movement.