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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RE[2]: A cople of comments.
by gilboa on Wed 5th Nov 2014 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE: A cople of comments."
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Except that RH is paying the head devs of systemd. This means that they can directly dictate where the project is going without airing such "discussions" on mailing lists or bug trackers.

RH is pushing heavily into cloud computing, and systemd have had a massive influx of cloud related "features" recently.

In the end systemd will go where RH things the money is. And right now it seems to be cloud and US military contracts (hello logind and "seats").

Last time I checked, most of the kernel and Qt developers were also getting a paycheck for it.
Again, nothing stops you from forking the last systemd-free version of your favorite distribution, a creating a cross-distribution Linux/InitV SIG.

As I asked in another comment. Are *you* will to do the heavy lifting?

- Gilboa

Edited 2014-11-05 21:53 UTC

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