Yeah, one amicable message and then a very threatening message essentially demanding a name on a private service you have absolutely no right to. TMs don’t extend to that sort of thing. Bob was being a dick, and NPM betrayed open source values with their actions as well.
I’m not saying Azer made the best decision, but you can’t blame him for being pissed. Maybe NPM should have looked to see how popular this guy’s stuff was before fucking with him. You don’t prosper as a community by pissing off long-time and seemingly prolific contributors.
Bottom line, Kik (chat) started a pissing contest with the lawyer threat and then NPM and Azer participated and everyone ended up getting pissed on.