Hostility in plain sight
Posted Dec 18, 2012 7:26 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
Parent article: The eudev project launches
Why all the hostility towards eudev? It is just a fork. Forking is a fundamental right, and it doesn't have to be bad necessarily. On github, people fork projects to add features all the time. If the original udev can learn a trick or two from the fork, why not let them play for a while? And, even if nothing comes out of it, it is Gentoo (or the maintainers) who bear the burden of keeping a fork, not you.
There has to be some deep political background to this question, and I suspect the agenda is pushing systemd adoption. Red Hat is seeing their hegemony plans foiled by a myriad of projects such as upstart, eudev and so on; and they have to blame those other projects. After all, every project that Red Hat makes the default in Linux is another reason to hire Red Hat for its engineering knowledge of the plumbings of the platform.
This campaign cannot just be for technical reasons. Is there any other possible explanation?
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