The WordPress Tavern reports that KevinJohn Gallagher was receiving death threats for stating his mind about WordPress.
“On the one hand, this is ridiculous behaviour. There is no reason what so ever to give someone death threats because their company has decided not to use WordPress anymore. Mark Jaquith was strongly opposed to the harassment Kevin was receiving and even Jane Wells offered to help out KevinJohn.”
Ridiculously absurd, there are people in the world that feels passionately towards softwares, up to a point that they are willing to take a life over it. I believe, those with such pump up emotions, if they put all their energy into WordPress instead of DDos attacks and death threats, WordPress may be a much better platform.