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Re: Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

* Paul Tagliamonte (paultag@debian.org) [140302 19:02]:
> On Sun, Mar 02, 2014 at 05:55:14PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> > Huh?  Ian explicitly says, as does the text itself, that this proposed
> > GR *adopts* the TC decision on the default init system.  It doesn't
> > overturn it.
> The fact there's a backdoor that was inserted that allowed him to
> overturn the TC decision with a GR that mentions the word init is
> absurd.

I don't know what you try to make about, but 

1. the proposed GR doesn't overturn TCs decision about the default
Linux init system, but holds that one up and adds something about
loose coupling of init systems and packages[1]

2. the possibility to overturn TCs decision was inserted *by*
*purpose* with our the common understanding of all TC members that if
the developers together want to overturn our decision they should be
able to do so with normal (1:1) majority. This was part of the
proposals with systemd as Linux default and also with upstart as Linux

[1] whether you think that's a good idea is something else, but this
was not part by the TCs decision of the default Linux system, and the
TC decided later on to not make a decision about that (yet). So I fear
I need to summarize your mails on "useless escalation" which I don't
consider helpful. Sorry.


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