Hi, On Samstag, 18. Oktober 2014, Luca Falavigna wrote: > ** Begin Alternative Proposal ** > > 0. Rationale > > Debian has decided (via the Technical Committee) to change its > default init system for the next release. The Technical Committee > decided not to decide about the question of "coupling" i.e. whether > other packages in Debian may depend on a particular init system. > > This GR reaffirms the Debian Social Contract #4, in such a way > that Debian acknowledges the choices made by both the software > developers (also known as upstream developers) and the Debian > package maintainers to provide the best free software to our users. > > Upstream developers considering specific free software (including, > but not limited to, a particular init system executed as PID 1) > fundamental to deliver the best software releases, are fully entitled > to require, link, or depend on that software, or portions of it. > > Debian maintainers' work is aiming to respect the Debian Social > Contract, in such a way to provide our users the best free software > available. > > Debian maintainers are fully entitled to provide modifications to > the free software packages they maintain as per DFSG #3, if they > judge this necessary to provide the best software releases. > On the other hand, Debian maintainers are fully entitled to adhere > to upstream's decisions to require, link, or depend on specific free > software (including, but no limited to, particular init system executed > as PID 1), if they consider it necessary to prevent delivering broken, > buggy, or otherwise incomplete software packages. > > The Debian Project states that: > > 1. Exercise of the TC's power to set policy > > For jessie and later releases, the TC's power to set technical > policy (Constitution 6.1.1) is exercised as follows: > > 2. Specific init systems as PID 1 > > Debian packages may require a specific init system to be executed > as PID 1 if their maintainers consider this a requisite for its proper > operation by clearly mark this in package descriptions and/or > by adding dependencies in order to enforce this; and no patches > or other derived works exist in order to support other init systems > in such a way to render software usable to the same extent. > > 3. Evidence of defects (bugs) > > We strongly reaffirm Debian maintainers are not deliberately hiding > problems (Social Contract #3). No technical decisions shall be > overruled if no proper evidence of defects, issued in the Debian Bug > Tracking system, is found. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt are not > considered as evidence of defects. > > This resolution is a Position Statement about Issues of the Day > (Constitution 4.1.5), triggering the General Resolution override clause > in the TC's resolution of the 11th of February. > > The TC's decision on the default init system for Linux in jessie stands > undisturbed. > > However, the TC resolution is altered to add the additional text above > in sections #1, #2 and #3. > > ** End Proposal ** seconded. > Thank you for reading so far. Thanks for writing! cheers, Holger
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