03/06/2019 (Wed) 14:21:41
I'm not using systemd and don't intend to, if an opportunity continues to exists to do so. This whole ordeal just demonstrates how much sway Redhat has over the direction of Linux/GNU distros. It can do this because of the development projects it controls.
The ultimate goal is to unify most of the userland amongst the different distributions to the point where there won't be much difference between them and then let redundant distros burn out and have those developers roll into other projects.
There may still be a few holdouts that don't use it, but as long as Redhat and Debian/Ubuntu use it, that will eventually push out non-conformists by creating an ever increasing workload in-order to un-systemd projects that establish hard dependencies to it.
At that point, the remaining non-systemd crowd may make the jump to a different UNIXy OS or just learn to love Lennart's systemd.
If you look at the big picture, this may actually not be a bad thing because it will position Linux for the "not Windows" crowd, where as folks who actually like traditional Unix, will jump over to one of the other options.