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Re: [opensuse-factory] [RFC DRAFT] Phasing out sysvinit
On Tue, 2011-12-20 at 09:33 -0500, Greg Freemyer wrote:

In the linux kernel, Linus has imposed a rule that if you add or
change code that causes pre-existing code to fail, then you are
responsible for making sure the issues are resolved before your work
is accepted into the kernel.

This is 100% limited on the 'internal code' of the kernel...
Which is also the case for systemd: if you change the code, the
internally needed modifications are to be done by you.

To complete your analogy with the kernel: 3rd party modules can break
with every single update or RC-release... nobody from the kernel
maintainers will care. And as such: the analogy does not make sense.

Dom

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