Presented by:

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Benno Rice (benno@jeamland.net)

Benno is this guy who works for Yubico and has Opinions™.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

systemd is, to put it mildly, controversial. As a FreeBSD developer I decided I wanted to know why.

I delved into the history of bootstrap systems, and even the history of UNIX and other contemporary operating systems, to try and work out why something like systemd was seem as necessary, if not desirable. I also tried to work out why so many people found it so upsetting, annoying, or otherwise rage-inducing.

Join me on a journey through the bootstrap process, the history of init, the reasons why change can be scary, and the discovery of a part of your OS you may not even know existed.

Date:
2018 November 10 - 16:30
Duration:
50 min
Room:
Room 3183
Conference:
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2018
Language:
Track:
Something different
Difficulty:
No experience required

Happening at the same time:

  1. Structured Playbooks
  2. Start Time:
    2018 November 10 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3179

  3. Push it (Push it Real Good)
  4. Start Time:
    2018 November 10 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3184

  5. Robust image resizing
  6. Start Time:
    2018 November 10 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3180

  7. Usability testing in open source software
  8. Start Time:
    2018 November 10 16:30

    Room:
    Room 3178