While everyone in my Twitter feed is talking about the departure of Jony Ive from Apple (a big deal, for my future readers to remember, but one I am personally ambivalent about), another massive change dropped from a Red Hat employee's blog post: X.Org will be put in maintenance mode.
Given the crawling release cadence, it probably already has. Red Hat's announcement isn't a death knell, anyone is free to pick it up and contribute, but the current largest contributor is moving on. This is a move that I'm sure will draw some consternation, but Wayland's maturing (though not entirely for many use cases that we currently take for granted, screen recording, anyone?) and thick-heeled companies, like Nvidia need to be put on notice before they'll do anything whatsoever to contribute.
I've recently moved to Fedora, particularly for first-rate Wayland support (mixed DPI display environments are a travesty in Linux). And I suspect that many more will take the plunge after this news.