More to the point, it's unfair to Microsoft's sales
Systemd crowd is working hard to take away the option of using non-sytemd tools. And by the way, "write your own" is not an acceptable answer. No one can write every tool he needs to use the system.
So, you can not read, too. Why I am not surprised?
If the "community" is worse off because of more freedom, then may be that community isn't so great and I for one don't care about such community at all.
You are changing the subject. "The whole initscripts mess" may or may not work outside the init infrastructure. But each individual script will, which is precisely the point. On the other hand, none of systemd components will work outside systemd. So please stop your shilling.
Aaand that is simply false. Why systemd shills won't just stop lying, I wonder?
It's pretty misleading to state as fact that BSD license, which is more permissive than GPL, "pushes them into forking".
Try "all of them"
Well, no it isn't. Those "small executables" can not function outside the systemd infrastructure. Moreover, systemd people keep trying to expand the range of software that will not build on non-systemd platforms. Please stop your shilling.
Yes, there is. It's called "fiduciary duty". Look it up some day, sunshine.
Nice bit of shilling for corporate America. Did you learn to do it on your marketing job, perchance?
The officers of public corporation are charged by law to maximize the shareholder profit. If they stray from that duty in any significant way to actually do good, rather than appear to be "socially responsible" as a part of PR strategy, they will face shareholder lawsuits, hostile takeovers and removal by shareholder vote.
Corporations are forbidden by law to have any motive other than profit. If immortal, soulless legal person concerned solely with profit is not the very definition of evil, I don't know what is.
> That's not even counting the for-profits who worry as much about doing the Right Thing as they do
> about profits.
I have a very nice bridge available for a low, low price. Interested?
"Not being government they are probably safer" ?
What an astonishingly ignorant statement. Billions of corporate propaganda clearly have had profound effect on Americans.
Corporation is by design and law fascist, top-down hierarchical organization that is unaccountable to public, and forbidden by law to have any motivation except profit motive. That is safer than however flawed and limited checks-and-balances of the government?
AI is just as much a threat as rogue unicorns. And about as likely to be encountered