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posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 19 2014, @11:25AM   Printer-friendly
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Ian Jackson's general resolution to prevent init system coupling has failed to pass, the majority vote deciding that the resolution is unnecessary. This means that not only will Debian's default init be systemd, but packages will not be required to support other init systems. Presumably, this means that using other init systems on Debian (without using systemd as a base) will not be possible without major workarounds, or possibly at all. It also leaves the future of Debian projects such as kFreeBSD unclear, as systemd is linux specific.

The vote results can be found here

The winners are:

Option 4 "General Resolution is not required"

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 19 2014, @06:43PM (#117792)

    I, too, think it would be good to announce. I don't think that anyone would have predicted the current Debian debacle a year ago. But here we are. If it could happen to Debian, it could happen to FreeBSD, even if it is less likely and would take more work. With FreeBSD becoming the replacement for Debian for many users and businesses, it would be good to know that systemd will be defended against at all costs.