Debian’s systemd Decision | LINUX Unplugged 27

Debian’s systemd Decision | LINUX Unplugged 27

One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian init system debate.

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systemd will be the default init for Debian Jesse

I hereby request that you begin the procedure for removing Ian Jackson
from his position in the TC. He has consistently derailed debates, engaged
in dishonest tactical voting methods, and tarnished the good reputation of
the TC. He is a nuisance to the Debian project and a dishonest man to
entrust with such responsibility.

Thank you, Anthony, for your analysis of the votes.

Per 6.3.2, I use my casting vote to choose D as the winner.

Therefore, the resolution reads:

We exercise our power to decide in cases of overlapping jurisdiction
(6.1.2) by asserting that the default init system for Linux architectures in jessie should be systemd.

Should the project pass a General Resolution before the release of \”jessie\” asserting a \”position statement about issues of the day\” on init systems, that position replaces the outcome of this vote and is adopted by the Technical Committee as its own decision.



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