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Re: Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems

In the end all law is interpreted, believe me.
Let us all go with this GR.

Nikolaus, you do good work on OpenRC. A sane,
traditional style init (doesn't try to take over
the system, isn't infinite lines of root running
code long), as it stands now that may all be
for nothing. Systemd has every major upstream
linux distro, even the community ones.
None of us got to even vote anywhere in this,
and even if we did and a slight majority
wanted systemd, the tyranny of the majority
shouldn't subsume the needs of the fewer.

Debian is the universal OS. Linux is about choice
and freedom. These are not just slogans.

--- Nikolaus@rath.org wrote:

From: Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org>
To: debian-vote@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Proposal - preserve freedom of choice of init systems
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:39:21 -0800

Sune Vuorela <nospam@vuorela.dk> writes:
> On 2014-02-28, Matthew Vernon <matthew@debian.org> wrote:
>> 2. Loose coupling of init systems
>>   In general, software may not require a specific init system to be
>>   pid 1.  The exceptions to this are as follows:
> Hi
> I'm not fully sure about the implications if we vote this in.
> So, I'm trying to come up with a example and hoping that someone can
> enlighten me.

I don't think this is a good idea. You will be voting on the GR
as-written, not on someones interpretation of it. So if someone now
explains how the GR would (in his or her opinion) affect your example,
and you base your vote on that, there is no guarantee at all that your
vote will have the intended consequences.

In other words, if I were not clear about the implications of a GR, I'd
ask for them to be made explicit in the GR text itself, rather than base
my vote on someone else's interpretation.


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