Linked by jessesmith on Wed 5th Nov 2014 10:39 UTC
Linux Over the past year I've been reading a lot of opinions on the new init technology, systemd. Some people think systemd is wonderful, the bee's knees. Others claim that systemd is broken by design. Some see systemd as a unifying force, a way to unite the majority of the Linux distributions. Others see systemd as a growing blob that is slowly becoming an overly large portion of the operating system. One thing that has surprised me a little is just how much people care about systemd, whether their opinion of the technology is good or bad. People in favour faithfully (and sometimes falsely) make wonderful claims about what systemd is and what it can supposedly do. Opponents claim systemd will divide the Linux community and drive many technical users to other operating systems. There is a lot of hype and surprisingly few people presenting facts.
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I'm so happy that we have you to make decisions for every one else.

The people who do the actual work, as in making/providing the software, are indeed the ones who get to make the decisions for those who aren't.

There's nothing new here, if upstream chooses to take their software in a different directon than you want you can certainly ask them not to, but in the end the choice is theirs.

Your choice is to either step up and maintain a fork/patches which corresponds to your needs, or vote with your feet.

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