On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 10:16:10PM +0200, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> Proposal: Focus on systemd to promote standardization and cross-distribution cooperation
> This resolution is a position statement under section 4.1 (5) of the
> Debian constitution:
> Cross-distribution standards and cooperation are important factors in
> the choice of core Debian technologies. It is important to recognize
> that the Linux ecosystem has widely adopted systemd and that the level
> of integration of systemd technologies in Linux systems will increase
> with time.
> Debian is proud to support and integrate many different technologies.
> With everything we do, the costs and benefits need to be considered,
> both for users and in terms of the effects on our development community.
> An init system is not an isolated component, but is deeply integrated in
> the core layer of the system and affects many packages. We believe that
> the benefits of supporting multiple init systems do not outweigh the
> Debian can continue to provide and explore other init systems, but
> systemd is the only officially supported init system. Wishlist bug
> reports with patches can be submitted, which package maintainers should
> review like other bug reports with patches. As with systemd, work
> should be done upstream and in cooperation with other Linux and FOSS
> distributions where possible. The priority is on standardization
> without the reliance on complicated compatibility layers.
> Integrating systemd more deeply into Debian will lead to a more
> integrated and tested system, improve standardization of Linux systems,
> and bring many new technologies to our users. Packages can rely upon,
> and are encouraged to make full use of, functionality provided by
> systemd. Solutions based on systemd technologies will allow for more
> cross-distribution cooperation. The project will work on proposals and
> coordinate transitions from Debian-specific solutions where appropriate.