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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 0:02 UTC (Mon) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
In reply to: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion by joyuh
Parent article: A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

I fail to see the conflict of interest. In fact, the whole idea seems quite wrong to me. If people think that Canonical employees have a bias to make Debian adopt upstart, then what about the contrary, ie pushing Debian to not adopt Upstart in order to keep a competitive edge against a potential concurrent distribution ?

So since whatever they say could be constructed as resulting from bias, maybe the whole idea of having a bias is a invention without real causes.


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A call for votes in the Debian init system discussion

Posted Jan 27, 2014 10:43 UTC (Mon) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129) [Link]

> I fail to see the conflict of interest. In fact, the whole idea seems quite wrong to me. If people think that Canonical employees have a bias to make Debian adopt upstart, then what about the contrary, ie pushing Debian to not adopt Upstart in order to keep a competitive edge against a potential concurrent distribution?
This is obviously nonsense. If they wanted a “competitive edge”, they wouldn't have published Upstart as Open Source in the first place. The fact that they support proprietary drivers and 3rd party programs and that they still haven't published the source code to the Ubuntu One server clearly indicates that they don't have any problem with keeping their stuff proprietary. Getting Upstart into Debian would clearly save them a lot of maintenance work as most of that work would henceforth be done upstream.


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