User: Password:
|
|
Subscribe / Log in / New account

Quotes of the week

I want programs on my machine to be able to send mail. Surely that’s not too much to ask. If I wanted it to Tweet, I’m sure there are a dozen libraries out there I could use. But sending mail… that requires the horror that is sendmail.rc or trying to configure Postfix or Exim, which is the approximate equivalent of using an ocean-going liner to cross a small creek.
Gervase Markham

The reason systemd has succeeded in becoming an SysV init replacement is simple: it did the work. Not only did it put together a lot of good ideas regardless of their novelty or lack thereof but its developers put in the time and effort to convince people that it was a good idea, the right answer, a good solution to problems and so on.
Chris Siebenmann


(Log in to post comments)

Quotes of the week

Posted Feb 13, 2014 13:37 UTC (Thu) by pizza (subscriber, #46) [Link]

> The reason systemd has succeeded in becoming an SysV init replacement is simple: it did the work.

From the general "discussion" I've seen, it would appear that the TrueSpiritOfLinux is the freedom to demand other people do your work for you.

Quotes of the week

Posted Feb 13, 2014 14:01 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304) [Link]

Please! That's the true spirit of all free software. (According to some of its users, anyway.)

Quotes of the week

Posted Feb 14, 2014 3:15 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand (guest, #4458) [Link]

I take "freedom" is a typo for "holy duty"...

Quotes of the week

Posted Feb 14, 2014 14:19 UTC (Fri) by michel (subscriber, #10186) [Link]

Unless that work was done by developer Y who works for company Z, which is not a good TrueSpiritOfLinux steward of my branch of Free Software Religion. In that case I want the freedom to demand another developer to do the same work in a way more aligned with my branch of TrueSpiritOfLinux Software Religion.


Copyright © 2014, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds