The "community" cannot stop this. Either Lennart should work on how he handles such criticism/abuse, or Red Hat/IBM should hire a communications professional to insulate him from the outside world. Or he can keep the course and suffer the inevitable...
It's not right that he receives death threats, but the response to that unfortunate state of affairs needs to be realistic.
Who said "harshly", downvote anyone who insults randomly, yes.
> That won't stop it, and even if it did it still wouldn't stop 4channers with anime avatars on github from trolling him constantly.
So if 4chan doesn't stay civil then we shouldn't try to remain civil?
> There is no community solution to Lennart getting his feelings hurt.
But the community can be half of the solution, noone said it has to be a 100% one.
I'll reiterate: the notion of 'community' in this discussion is borderline meaningless and any attempt to govern it will fail for exactly that reason, and therefore any solution to the problem of SystemD developers feeling besieged that is predicated on governing the 'community' is, frankly, worthless.