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posted by azrael on Sunday September 21 2014, @07:37AM   Printer-friendly
from the use-as-much-as-you-want dept.

A developer affiliated with boycottsystemd.org has announced and released a fork of systemd, sardonically named uselessd.

The gist of it:

uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project which aims to reduce systemd to a base initd, process supervisor and transactional dependency system, while minimizing intrusiveness and isolationism. Basically, it’s systemd with the superfluous stuff cut out, a (relatively) coherent idea of what it wants to be, support for non-glibc platforms and an approach that aims to minimize complicated design.

uselessd is still in its early stages and it is not recommended for regular use or system integration, but nonetheless, below is what we have thus far.

They then go on to tout being able to compile on libc implementations besides glibc, stripping out unnecessary daemons and unit classes, working without udev or the journal, replacing systemd-fsck with a service file, and early work on a FreeBSD port (though not yet running).

Responses from the wider Linux community are yet to be heard.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by khallow on Monday September 22 2014, @10:42AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday September 22 2014, @10:42AM (#96681) Journal

    He didn't do it himself, but he did pay other people for doing so.

    We also put people in prison for hiring a hitman, even though they didn't fire the bullet themselves.

    Recall that the donation was advocacy for a California ballot initiative - not harassment or intimidation. He didn't do what he was accused of, even by proxy.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 22 2014, @01:00PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday September 22 2014, @01:00PM (#96723)

    According to Wikipedia, you are wrong. That ballot was about proposition 8, the attempt change the legal system to consider non-straight people as not humans, thus not qualified for human rights (such as equality under the law, including those pesky marriage laws).

    Harassment by government is one of the worst kinds of harassment, because the people you are supposed to turn to (e.g. the police) are part of the harassing side.

    • (Score: 2) by khallow on Tuesday September 23 2014, @02:25AM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday September 23 2014, @02:25AM (#97003) Journal

      I'm not interested in what "Wikipedia" has to say when it's clear that's not what Proposition 8 does.