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Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie

On Sat, 08 Feb 2014, Bdale Garbee wrote:
> - - - start ballot - - -
> We exercise our power to decide in cases of overlapping jurisdiction
> (6.1.2) by asserting that the default init system for Linux
> architectures in jessie should be
>   D    systemd 
>   U    upstart
>   O    openrc
>   V    sysvinit (no change)
>   F    requires further discussion
> Should the project pass a General Resolution before the release of
> "jessie" asserting a "position statement about issues of the day" on
> init systems, that position replaces the outcome of this vote and is
> adopted by the Technical Committee as its own decision.
> - - - end ballot - - -

I vote D > U > O > V > F.

I also agree that given that while the additional questions of how
packages are able to depend or rely on the default init system is
important, it is not necessary to resolve that question to determine
which system is going to be the default init system, as in no ballot yet
has anyone changed their D/U ranking on the basis of which of the T, S,
or L options were being voted for.

Don Armstrong                      http://www.donarmstrong.com

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