According to the code's author John Dorman, "Datadog "asked" me to kill this pull request.".
I would really, really, really love to know what mischievous and underhand threats Datadog made to achieve such leverage against an independent (i.e. not employee of DD) software developer.
Perhaps they theatened to send in the heavies? Or worse - maybe they threatened to force John to eat the same dog food as Datadog's people?
Just another cynical company abusing the Open Source space in the name of greed...