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Bug#762194: Call for Votes (re automatic switching)

Russ Allbery writes ("Bug#762194: automatic switching - two proposals"):
> Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:
> > I intend to call for votes later today.
> This looks great to me, Ian.  Thank you!

Thanks.  I hereby call for votes on the text below.

There are two options:

  Y.  Clarify decison and invite non-auto-switching proposals
  FD. Further discussion


0. We offer advice and make our views known (Constitution 6.1(5):

1. The Technical Committee decision in February, selecting systemd as
   the default init system for Linux, should not be read as a decision
   that existing systems should be automatically switched to systemd.

2. The Technical Committee has been asked to decide whether existing
   Debian GNU/Linux systems should be automatically switched to systemd
   during a dist-upgrade to jessie.

3. We do not want to prejudge, interfere with, or contradict, the
   General Resolution process on init systems which is currently
   ongoing.  Some of the GR options imply that automatic switching
   (both during upgrades, and during leaf package installations) will
   be necessary in at least some circumstances.

4. For the moment, we invite concrete proposals for technical changes
   which would arrange that 1. new jessie installations using Linux
   would get systemd but 2. existing installations retain their
   existing init system so far as possible.

5. After the result of the General Resolution is known, we intend to
   formally resolve the question of automatic switching of init
   systems.  Our decision on that question will of course be
   consistent with the successful General Resolution option, whatever
   that may be.



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