While I am surprised, I am not shocked, Michael has gone above and beyond as a code contributor but leadership is certainly not supportive in the ways it should be. His value as a developer is sorely undervalued and unappreciated. Joomla is losing one of the good guys - hell he made sure that Joomla was the first open source CMS to enforce PHP7! So many salient points it's hard to pick one so please read the whole post on Michael's blog but this sticks out for me:
Thank you Michael, God speed.