> Systemd makes 69 binaries interact so tightly that it is beyond the political ability of most competent programmers to replace a portion with a better solution.
This simply isn't true. Please stop spreading lies like these.
> Lennart admits that systemd is not portable. As such it is harmful.
It's not, see myth 13.
> All Lennart claims in his myth 16 is that there is a reason for his harming Linux.
How is an alleged problem that doesn't affect Linux at all supposed to harm it? You're not making any sense.
> Lennart most definitely exploits systemd as a power play. We have seen this numerous times. A recent instance was "support for some distribution specific legacy configuration file formats has been dropped. We recommend distributions to simply adopt the configuration files everybody else uses now", which translated means that he's using systemd as a power play to try to make the overwhelming majority of distros change configuration files to match those of his tiny minority.
Systemd is free software, if some distro wants to keep using these configuration files, they can maintain the code required to do so themselves -- in fact, this very possibility is mentioned in the NEWS file. systemd doesn't stop you from doing anything. It just won't help you to do certain things, and that's something *completely* different.