On Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:42:06 +1200, gb wrote:
systemd has been mired in controversy since they began
way into every corner of linux ....
I have no idea how a Free Software project can “bully” its way into
“every corner of Linux” ... which as you know is also a Free Software
project. Which means you are Free to use it or not, as you choose. Some
people choose not to use it, many others prefer it.
... unless you've been hiding under a
Waikato river rock the controversy hasn't been difficult to miss. It
is well documented in many articles ...
I see a lot of claims about a “controversy”, but it seems to be a lot
of smoke with no fire. For example, repeated assertions that systemd is
monolithic when in fact it is very modular, and you can build just the
pieces you need (like with the Linux kernel, which suffered similar
criticisms from the microkernel crowd in earlier times).
systemd has become popular because it solves a whole lot of outstanding
problems under one elegantly unified architecture. Like any piece of
Free software, it has to succeed on its own merits, it has no big
corporate backer with marketing muscle comparable to Microsoft or
whoever to force it down the throats of people.