Sometimes people change their mind. They decide to go in a new direction. There are many people who are applauded when the shift philosophy. It all depends on if the shift is in the direction favored by influencers as to the social outcome.
Developer Marak Squires created the colors.js and faker.js NPM packages, each of which get millions of downloads per week. He clearly owns the code and the names of the packages the code is distributed under.
That ownership did not stop NPM from reverting his packages to older versions. I am not a lawyer, but that seems to me like theft. If NPM wants to fork the projects and give them new names then that would be fine, but as of right now they have hijacked a sovereign person's intellectual property. If they truly have a problem with Marak's published versions then they should disable downloads of the package names without interering with Marak's intellectual property. Right now they are doing much more harm by setting a precedent that copyrighted works can be altered in place without the owner's consent.