Hostility in plain sight
Posted Dec 18, 2012 15:16 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Hostility in plain sight
Parent article: The eudev project launches
An explanation is no use if the recipient does not learn what is explained. There are many possible reasons: it may be that whoever explains is using a hostile or condescending tone, or that the reasons given are just weak or untrue. That is assuming that the explanation reaches the recipient at all. I don't know what is the case here, but "explanations have been given and ignored" is not good enough.
I am not (god forbid) a udev expert. From a quick scan of the announcement and the comments here and there, I see many valid reasons and others that have been refuted. The top reason:
The systemd developers are
uninterested in providing full support in udev to systemd alternatives.
seems valid to me, especially after Poettering has accused other distros of fragmenting the Linux ecosystem. I may be wrong, but the hostility I see here reinforces the feeling. Anyway it is good to keep an eye about modifications to udev; and keeping a fork is cheap these days.
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