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Re: choice in core infrastructure decisions (Re: Bug#684396: ITP: openrc -- alternative boot mechanism)

On 08/11/2012 05:53 AM, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> Declaring "one area -- one chosen tool" is declaring the monopoly in the
> area. As with other monopolies, this often leads to "vendor" lock-in,
> stagnation, stopping developing the standards. Have seen examples of all
> that occasionally.
Exactly! And in this particular case, the "vendor" is RedHat, and
the programs are systemd and udev. If we can have an alternative,
using OpenRC and mdev, then I really welcome it! Choosing systemd
just because it *seem* to look better *now*, knowing that we have
a quite hostile upstream, *and* dismissing any other alternative,
is a very dangerous bet which I don't think Debian should do. That
is, I believe, the most important point of all this thread.

Let's welcome OpenRC and see how it goes... This doesn't mean that
we are choosing *now* what will be the *default* init system. Just
that we are open to a new alternative.

Thomas Goirand (zigo)

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