Good. Can I replace any one of these so binaries, so I can get rid of a nasty security flaw?
Sure, why not? You will obviously have to make sure the service is restarted, but that is no different than with any other system.
WITHOUT RECOMPILING THE WORLD? =P
When I have a tool set of standalone applications, each one consuming the production of the other, it's easy to replace a single component (or recompiling a single component) without having to re-homologate everything.
But this is a Quality Team problem, and we are all developers, right? Fsck the Quality, right?
Allow me to rephrase my question to something less abstract: I want to get rid of DBUS. Can I do it?
This is about code, not people. At least it should be. You are the one that is opposed to the politics, yet you do not want to limit the discussion to the technical merits and want to instead focus on people?
If these people are writing the code, HELL YES!
So we should all not use politics, except if they fit into your agenda?
If by politics you mean "being or not cavalier about solving problems", HELL YES.
I don't care about who you vote. I don't care about what you believe.
I care about HOW YOU BEHAVE when you face a problem you created yourself (or are responsible for).
Being cavalier about your responsibilities is a important fact for me if I need to use your code.
I don't care if you call it politics or not.