....or yet another systemd post.
This got quickly buried into old news at slashdot if anyone's interested:
Although reportedly neutral, actions speak louder than words. As the grandpappy of Linux and a prominent public figure in the Linux world, Mr. Torvalds admitted use of systemd is as good as an endorsement. Within the next 3 years systemd will likely spread to all major active distributions like a virus. I usually walk the line when it comes to conspiracy theories but something's fishy when Linus Torvalds has no strong opinion. My spidey sense is tingling...Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd
Soulskill posted 13 hours ago | from the linus-not-swearing-at-people dept.
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An anonymous reader writes:Linux creator Linus Torvalds is well-known for his strong opinions on many technical things. But when it comes to systemd, the init system that has caused a fair degree of angst in the Linux world, Torvalds is neutral. "When it comes to systemd, you may expect me to have lots of colorful opinions, and I just don't," Torvalds says. "I don't personally mind systemd, and in fact my main desktop and laptop both run it." Torvalds added, "I think many of the 'original ideals' of UNIX are these days more of a mindset issue than necessarily reflecting reality of the situation. There's still value in understanding the traditional UNIX "do one thing and do it well" model where many workflows can be done as a pipeline of simple tools each adding their own value, but let's face it, it's not how complex systems really work, and it's not how major applications have been working or been designed for a long time. It's a useful simplification, and it's still true at some level, but I think it's also clear that it doesn't really describe most of reality."