Re: Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems
Tollef Fog Heen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> ]] Russ Allbery
> > Second, Matthew's proposal explicitly doesn't change the TC decision, so
> > I'm not even sure what you think would be aborted here. It wouldn't have
> > any effect on the choice of default. It dictates in a top-down manner to
> > individual developers how to do their work and undermines the flexibility
> > of Debian contributors in ways that I think are unnecessary and a little
> > condescending, and requires work be done without identifying anyone who is
> > going to do the work, which is why I voted against it. But it's not some
> > sort of end-run around the previous decision.
> The previous decision does say that it is replaced completely by the
> text of such a position statement and I do note that the proposed GR
> does, very carefully, not refer to systemd as the default. It makes for
> a clumsier construction, which when combined with the level of legal-ish
> arguments being made here, makes me suspicious.
Please don't read anything into the lack of mentioning systemd in my
GR proposal. I in no way intend to undermine their decision that
systemd is the default linux init for jessie. I thought "The TC's
decision on the default init system for Linux in jessie stands
undisturbed." was clear enough.
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