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Re: Debian Buster release to partially drop non-systemd support




On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 04:03:45PM +0200, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
Please no.  I don't think it would help Debian to have toxic people
maintain packages.

At least some of the people who were at least once involved in Devuan
(I haven't kept on top) were once valued Debian contributors - e.g.
Roger Leigh. But I appreciate that some very troublesome individuals
are associated with it, and we wouldn't want to deal with them.

I see it as a sign of our project's healthiness that we are concerned
about such things and have processes to deal with it when it happens.

(As an example, Devuan's infobot has fun facts like this one:
"<+infobot> 'sth is poettering' means it acts invasive, possessive,
destructive, and generally in an egocentric exacerbating negative way.
``this cancer is extremely poettering'' [...]")

I agree that's reprehensible, reflects badly on their project, and I
don't condone it.

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