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#1 2024-01-29 10:57:15

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Interesting article and post at The Register

Hello:

I've come across a very interesting article published at The Register by one of their frequent contributors, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols @The Register wrote:

The Land Before Linux: Let's talk about the Unix desktops
It takes more than open source, it takes open standards and consensus

More interesting yet (at least to me) is a post in the discussion page by commentard 'bazza':

bazza @The Register wrote:

... for the moment, SystemD has not displaced those well understood library functions, the dBus route for name resolution is an option. But, for how much longer? They're already re-routing conventional library call DNS requests to resolveD by messing with the default configuration files.

Given the attitude of RedHat / IBM, and their SystemD / Gnome teams, I would not put it past them to deprecate the library calls, and use their weight within the Linux distro world to make that stick.

The article makes for a very interesting read, even if (like me) you cannot relate to most of the history being recalled/cited.

But the post I am making reference to should make anyone here at Dev1 reflect.
Because it is all happening.

Now.   

Best,

A.

Last edited by Altoid (2024-01-29 17:07:16)

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#2 2024-01-29 16:11:10

boughtonp
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Re: Interesting article and post at The Register

I kept waiting for the interesting part which that badly written blog article seemed to be building up to, then I found myself at the end. :/

The full comment is interesting - the idea of the US DoD potentially protecting against SystemD over-reach is not something I'd heard before, though my cynical side responds to that with a huge /LOL/ because clearly nothing of the sort will happen.


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#3 2024-01-29 17:27:06

Altoid
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Re: Interesting article and post at The Register

Hello:

... waiting for the interesting part ...

I wrote it was interesting (to me and from where I sit) because I did not know about 90% of the things mentioned in the article.

Altoid wrote:

... if (like me) you cannot relate to most of the history being recalled/cited.

That and that the concept/idea the author meant to get across made sense, again, to me.
ie: standards and consensus

... comment is interesting ...

Indeed it is.
I think it describes to a tee the present situation for Linux in general and Devuan in particular.

The US DoD thing should be taken with a few grains of salt but I don't think it is something to be dismissed.
If it does happen, it will have a cost for the Linux ecosystem.

Thank you for your input.

Best,

A.

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#4 2024-01-29 18:32:00

aluma
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Registered: 2022-10-26
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Re: Interesting article and post at The Register

From what I read in ancient times, Microsoft was the first company to start selling software to users.

And secondly, from reading the article.
You live here and don’t know that Linux has already won. smile

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#5 2024-01-31 13:19:39

mirrortokyo
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Re: Interesting article and post at The Register

I remember Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn from the UnixWare days.

Also met a few interesting Unix/BSD people back in the 1990's.

The history of that era is valuable.

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