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Re: If Linux Is About Choice, Why Then ...

David Wright:
>> Has Debian always been this crazy and am I so new to this madness?
> If you don't like it, you're free to look elsewhere for a distribution
> that better suits you.

Are you mr.Debian?  Under what authority are you telling me to either
shut up or leave?  What makes you more Debian than me?  Why don't you
leave if you don't like criticism?
If there is reason for madness, in which I accept I am new to, I will
have to discover it.  Saying that simply madness is normal and whoever
does not like it should leave doesn't justify madness.
If you like to contribute to my lack of understanding and possibly
unsubstantiated criticism, help me understand the hierarchy.  Who, and
how are they are selected, make the decisions and how do they relate to
those that do the work, and how do they all relate to those who for 2
decades have been employing the system and feedback with problems and bugs.
Because what is discussed on this thread to me sounds as those who by
majority have used the system (mostly for commercial large scale server
applications) and are probably the number one source of bugs that feed
development did not have much of a say on the direction taken.  The
direction was dictated from above and developers went to work according
to that direction.
Am I wrong?  I don't hear newbies single machine users having much of an
issue with systemd, but people whose work for many years was based in
fine-tuning other init systems seem to be having issues in adopting to
this new status-quo whether they like it or not.

> Cheers,
> David.

As for the other post you commented on with the same attitude I would
have to say that getting technical in comparing sysv with competing
technologies does not answer the political part of the decision making.
It seems as this part is what irritated people not the technical aspects
of it.  Unless there are those that pretend the decision making process
was solely on technical merits.
That's where the definition of "free" comes in, which you seem to be
having a hard time understanding.  I'd say go back and read the policy
and principles of Debian.  The realities of industry and market is not
part of what I understand as free, on the contrary I find them


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