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Bug#727708: Init system coupling call for votes

On Sun, 09 Feb 2014, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I hereby call for votes on the following resolution:
>    The init system decision is limited to selecting a default
>    initsystem for jessie.  We expect that Debian will continue to
>    support multiple init systems for the foreseeable future; we
>    continue to welcome contributions of support for all init systems.
>    Therefore, for jessie and later releases, we exercise our power to
>    set technical policy (Constitution 6.1.1):
>    Software outside of an init system's implementation may not require
>    a specific init system to be pid 1, although degraded operation is
>    tolerable.
>    Maintainers are encouraged to accept technically sound patches
>    to enable improved interoperation with various init systems.

I vote FD. I think something along these lines should be done, but (as
stated previously), I believe that the third paragraph places work on
the maintainer which does not need to be there, and additionally does
not limit this restriction to the release of jessie.

Don Armstrong                      http://www.donarmstrong.com

I cannot find rest
Because I am powerless
To amend a broken world.
 -- Guy Gavriel Kay _Under Heaven_ p295

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