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Re: [opensuse-packaging] package looking for maintainer: the AT daemon
  • From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:20:37 +0100
  • Message-id: <2124084.iA4H37xQJD@linux-d902>
Dnia sobota, 3 listopada 2012 14:14:11 Guido Berhoerster pisze:
* Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@xxxxxxxxxxxx> [2012-11-03 13:49]:
Dnia sobota, 3 listopada 2012 12:56:28 Guido Berhoerster pisze:
at(1) is part of the posix utilities so it won't go away any time
soon in favor of non-portable, proprietary tools such as systemd
(or launchd timers which systemd is aping).

What do you mean by ’proprietary’ in this context? It usually means that
the specification and implementation is under control of a single
commercial entity that controls them for profit, like Adobe Flash or, to
a smaller extent, Oracle Java. I doubt systemd is proprietary in that
sense.

In the sense that implementation and specification (where it even
exists and has any credible stability) are de-facto controlled by
RedHat and are thus changeable at will. Combined with the

Everything is either abandoned or de-facto controlled by somebody.

overarching scope of reimplementing Apple's launchd and large
parts of the lower-level userpace stack and the resulting
dependencies of higher-level components, the costs of forking or
swapping out systemd with alternative implementations become
prohibitive for other entities/copetitors with less engineering
resources.

This means expensive, not proprietary.

IMHO,
Chris
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