The EIP-7542 proposal, put out by research and engineering firm Nethermind and Ethereum client Besu, attempts to standardise the discontinuance of storing previous Ethereum data. Ethereum core developer and Geth client developer Péter Szilágyi objected to this. The suggestion was criticised by Szilágyi as being irresponsible and as a hypocritical marketing ploy. While users are uninformed of the situation with Geth developers, he urged that they should migrate to client X because it is smaller and still allows access to old data provided by Geth.
Instead of the EIP-7542 suggestion, Szilágyi offered that they work together on EIP-4844 to help archive old blocks first, after which all clients could erase them all at once without hurting market share. But he expressed dissatisfaction with the state of affairs, declaring that he wants to leave Ethereum because even core engineers are maximising their gains in comparison to other developers, and he questioned why he should work to improve it.