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Re: Really, about udev, not init sytsems

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de> writes:
> On Sat, Nov 24, 2012 at 04:58:04PM +0100, Toni Mueller wrote:

>> I, for one, wholeheartedly welcome the fork, as I hope that this will
>> help getting back some of the modularity in Linux that was there, once
>> upon a time, and which contributed to making Linux a robust platform -
>> sometime in the past.

> Well, while I'm usually not against forks - I like MATE for example
> very much - I don't think this fork is going anywhere soon. I have
> followed their development a bit and read the discussion involving
> Greg Kroah-Hartman and others and their comments on the fork and I
> don't think the eudev people know what they're doing.


I really wish people would stop having this debate.

It is completely pointless for us to argue here over whether or not the
fork will be successful.  The outcome of that argument is completely
irrelevant to the world: even if we all decide that the fork will be
successful or all decide that the fork will be unsuccessful, it will not
have the slightest effect on reality.  Meanwhile, it will become obvious
(or at least much more obvious) whether the fork is successful if we just
wait and see what happens.

All that debating its possible success is doing is hardening everyone's
positions (about something for which there's no point in having a
position!) and creating hard feelings.

For those of us who are not directly involved in upstream kernel
development or other affected upstream projects, the *only* thing that
anyone has to worry about at this very, very early stage is whether you,
personally, want to go help with the fork.  If the answer is no, then all
you have to do right now is watch and see.

Let's please not turn this into a sporting event where we stand on the
sidelines and root for our "side" instead of wait to evaluate things on
their merits.  There's too much of that in free software already.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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