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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"

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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday November 20 2014, @06:52AM

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 20 2014, @06:52AM (#118024) Journal

    Some people falsely equate embracing "Don't be a dick" as a moral standard with weakness and over-sensitivity.

    This is why I like better "live and let live" as a moral compass - it is less prone to misinterpretation and has the "Don't be a dick" as a consequence.

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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Thursday November 20 2014, @01:26PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Thursday November 20 2014, @01:26PM (#118096)

    There's an important difference between "Don't be a dick" and "Live and let live": Let's say you observe somebody getting beaten on the sidewalk. "Don't be a dick" implies you should do something to improve the situation (because it's a dick move to ignore others' suffering). "Live and let live" implies that you shouldn't (because that would be interfering with someone else's dispute).

    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a compiler is a good guy with a compiler.