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Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism that manages the services, startup and shutdown of a host

On Thu, Aug 09, 2012 at 03:54:05PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> Please do not bother.
> openrc was recently discussed on debian-devel@ and there was a large 
> consensus that it is not a credible alternative to upstart and systemd.

openrc is not acceptable from the very start, as it lacks a key part:
a hostile upstream.  That seems to be the main requirement for Debian.

(Not going into actual technical reasons, I took part in too many flamewars
recently already.)

Copyright and patents were never about promoting culture and innovations;
from the very start they were legalized bribes to give the king some income
and to let businesses get rid of competition.  For some history, please read

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