My grandfather taught me long ago that when someone tries to silence speech? You had damned well better start following the money, because it WILL be involved. But lately we've seen a LOT of places where if you don't jump on board? They do NOT debate, they sling insults and try to silence you. And wadda ya know? A LOT of that shit ends up being traced back to people cashing checks from 3 letter agencies.
Now out of the blue we suddenly have the guy that brought us the broken alpha crap that was Pulse shoving a critical subsystem out of the way for this sprawling monster that even supporters admit "needs work"...yet even the distros SUPPOSEDLY based on stability are tripping over themselves to take this? Why? They even admitted some basic functionality like letting you boot to a point where you can fix shit if it breaks is dicey! And anybody who doesn't want this, that even wants to debate it, is being banned or being told "take it or fuck off"...now does this SOUND like the normal conversations Linux devs have? Hell it sounds like Apple NOT Linux!
NOW follow the money...makes a HELL of a lot more sense as all the ones pushing like hell? All are getting money in 1 form or another from RH...so where does RH gets ITS money from? NSA,FBI,CIA,DoD, if the US government stopped buying RH tomorrow they would lose over 85% of their business overnight, it would literally demolish that company. ya wanna know how you know when you're on the right track? When those in the opposite camp have NO answer to this but to say "Oh you're just a conspiracy nut"...yeah said the same thing about the NSA intercepting phone calls before the AT&T whislteblower came out, didn't they? And isn't it funny how after Snowden leaked all their old tricks how suddenly this critical subsystem, which frankly is one of the most stable parts of Linux, hell even I didn't have any complaints about the init system and I'm the guy that came up with "the hairyfeet challenge" to show how broken the Linux update situation is, now all of a sudden the thing that nobody was bitching about is soooo terrible the ONLY choice is to hand the whole thing over to RH, really?
My grandfather was a wise man and his advice is just as good now as it was then, so when you see a concerted effort to stifle debate, to block speech and belittle those with an opposing opinion by labeling them "code words" meant to detract like troll, flamebait, nutter,, etc? FOLLOW THE MONEY as you can damned well be assured there is serious $$$ involved, otherwise why not simply debate?