Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

posted by janrinok on Wednesday November 19 2014, @11:25AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-hope-we-don't-regret-this dept.

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"

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by cafebabe on Thursday November 20 2014, @04:06AM

    by cafebabe (894) on Thursday November 20 2014, @04:06AM (#117990) Journal

    I have no idea why there isn't a full UFS read-write on linux and a full ext2/3/4 read-write on FreeBSD, at least in fuse add-on form. I hate to say it, but not-invented-here seems to be the only reason on both sides.

    There is a perfectly good reference implementation of UFS but it is under the wrong license. Likewise for Ext. This fragmentation of licenses also seems to be (one of many reasons) why GPL systemd was conceived rather than using Apache license launchd. Overall, the fragmentation of licenses (and languages) is causing a large amount of unnecessary work.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2  
  • (Score: 2) by fnj on Thursday November 20 2014, @03:03PM

    by fnj (1654) on Thursday November 20 2014, @03:03PM (#118119)

    Yet ZFS has a license that is not compatible with GPL, yet that in no way stopped ZFSonLinux from producing a first-class file system (basically I mean not fuse). So nobody can bring it into a distro, but that doesn't stop a package from being available and any user can just add that package to his own linux installation.