> The first point (concerning filtering) may be true - but the second (setting a way of voting) is not valid - not at all.
Ok, so you didn't think the five options were a perfect way of voting this. What would be a perfect way of voting this?
> If one concentrates on the Linux kernel alone, systemd is the natural choice currently.
> Only if the mind is opened to the entire outcome the critics to systemd - which exists with good reason and is valid for Debian - can be seen and heard.
I couldn't parse this phrase, mainly because of its opposition to the one cited above or because it just advocates carefully pondering all options, which is what is being done. But, to counterpoint it, Carl Sagan's “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.” ...
> So from my point of view this is no voting but just the proposal `let's select systemd' - only a little in disguise.
Why? Because systemd is option #1? Reversing the options in the vote would be enough? Please elaborate...
> I would like to see more of the real `free' (as in power to users: choice & respect) camp win,
How exactly do you think this would go down?
> currently it seems things are going down quite fast and choice is seen as a mere burden.
Well, this discussion is at least a month long...
> Money has a huge impact on development today - not the need of users.
??? How is this related to the rest of the post?
> They are told in the end how to work and that the former workflow was just stupid. Or that the desktop is dead and one has to use phonesvor tablets for work.
Who is telling users this? And how does this relate to systemd?
> Choice matters.
I really don't think this decision (either way it goes) as an assault on choice.
DISCLAIMER: two months ago, I was seriously in the "sysvinit is simpler" camp on this discussion. After careful consideration and listening to all sides of the argument, my current position is something like "systemd is probably worth it, kfreebsd and hurd can (with relative ease) either use sysvinit (*) or implement whatever is needed to make systemd work (**)".
(*) systemd config files could even be used to generate sysvinit rcfiles;
(**) hurd has a (working?) cgroupfs translator, for instance.
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