Azer is an open source contributor who defends his rights — our rights — the rights of the entire open source community. I totally agree with him! We ALL benefit from the work of Azer or other open source contributors — so we should be respectful towards him. NPM benefits from the work of Azer, not kik! NPM has become great because of Azer, not because of kik’s work or NPM itself. I’m also very disappointed about the fact that NPM itself broke it’s own repository — how crazy is that! NPM has lost a ton of trust — Azer has won a lot of trust for the open source community itself. Hopefully someone starts a true open source loving npm alternative.