Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch
Systemd has long spawned many...er...passionate debates in the Linux community. Most discussions tend to be very polarized between those who support systemd and those who utterly loathe it. A redditor asked an innocent question about systemd and casual Linux users, and then he got far more than he bargained for...ouch!
According to Reddit:
Well...this blew up. I'm really only into customizing my DE, learning python and gaming, and that doesn't really have to do with running a server stack or custom init, so I guess it's not really my problem... yet.
EDIT: ...what have I gotten myself into?
Wow, talk about walking into a minefield! As I write this the thread has more than 325 responses with no signs of slowing down. I give the redditor who asked the question credit for doing so, but he inadvertently kicked a hornet's nest.
Hopefully things will calm down eventually in that discussion. It just goes to show you though that the topic of systemd is still red-hot (toxic?) in the Linux community.
If you haven't been following the systemd saga, here's a few recent news stories to bring you up to date:
Game removed from Steam after developer threatens Gabe Newell
GamingOnLinux reports that a game was removed from Steam after the developer posted a tweet that threatened Gabe Newell.
According to GamingOnLinux:
He may have removed the tweet, but the internet saw it, screenshot it, and sent it to Valve who quickly cancelled relations with the developer and removed his game for sale.
All of this because Paranautical Activity's carousel banner section on Steam said "Now in Early Access" instead of "Now released". Valve are a company, made up of humans. Humans make mistakes...