Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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Why I continue to use Slackware
by Ithaycu on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 15:46 UTC

There is certainly room for innovation within the GPL/OSS community I for one will not be using gnome of any distro that limits my ability to control the system I am using. One of the reasons that I believe people have migrated to the linux platform is access to all aspects of the operating system. This would include the init scripts that are easily modified and well understood by anyone with more than a passing interest in the operating enviroment.
The replacement of the init process will only serve to enlarge the base of windows users migrating to the platform and is the sole reason modifications are made by the likes of RH, Lindows, Lycoris...etc... Not neccessarily a bad thing if computing is nothing more than a tool, similar to a calculator or microwave. A consumable albeit a free consumable.

Cheers, Ithaycu