Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, announced that he's taking a break from Linux development. While he's a prolific contributor to Linux, Linus is also known for being rather outspoken, to put it mildly. In the announcement, he apologized to community members his personal behavior may have hurt or driven away. Linus says he is "going to take time off and get some assistance on how to understand people's emotions and respond appropriately." This is not some kind of "I'm burnt out, I need to just go away" break. I'm not feeling like I don't want to continue maintaining Linux. Quite the reverse. I very much *do* want to continue to do this project that I've been working on for almost three decades. This is more like the time I got out of kernel development for a while because I needed to write a little tool called "git". I need to take a break to get help on how to behave differently and fix some issues in my tooling and workflow.