Dear Arch Linux community,
Although this is not generally ideal place to ask, I wanted diverse opinion
on this subject. including mixed genders.
Hello, my name is Irvin Choi I am student from Dwight School Seoul, and I
am writing a extended essay within IB (ibo.org) curriculum research paper
about systemd, service manager for Linux/GNU operating system. There are
few questions that I would like to ask to broaden my understanding
regarding systemd, and I would like to kindly ask you to answer them to
best of your ability.
It is very important for my research paper, as the research paper plays
huge role in my high school curriculum and possibly my future. I would like
to mention that, I may use your questions on the research paper for
Here are the questions (please consider explaining your answers and avoid
1) Who are you and what do you do for the community?
2) What do you think of the systemd as a service manager? Do you have an
opinion about its pros and cons?
3) What do you think users of the distribution thinks about the systemd? Do
you think they favor systemd? If not, why so?
4) Through my research, I was able to see that there are existing service
managers such as upstart, sysvinit, and others. Why did systemd become the
standard over the others in most of the distributions? Was it worth the
replacement of existing service manager that is seen to be reliable?
5) What changes that do you think systemd should make to improve itself?
For instance, ‘typing systemctl everytime is bothersome. Systemd should
shorten it to sctl instead.)
6) There are lots of Linux/GNU users across the world. To what users are
systemd intended for? Do you think systemd is useful for the servers
administrators, desktop users, laptop users, or others?
7) I’ve heard that there are lots of debate about systemd and it really got
heated at one point, involving personal opinions, politics, and others.
What was the cause and how did it get resolved (if at all)?
8) Is there anything else you would like to tell me about systemd?
Thank you very much time.. It means a lot for me, as I am really interested
in Linux/GNU system, and this became the opportunity to broaden my
Have a great day.
Just chipping in to say InHerSight is a good starting resource regarding
company vetting - it ranks companies according to a variety of metrics
including equal opportunities for men and women and learning opportunities.
There are also company reviews which tend to focus on workplace conditions,
The main downsides of using the site are that some smaller companies may
not be included and it has an American slant.
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> On 02/11/2017 08:21 PM, Dolores Portalatin wrote:
> > I'd like to discuss the idea of having a jobs board. The board would
> > list jobs from women friendly tech companies and generate a little cash
> > for Arch Women. The free software foundation has something similar as an
> > example: https://www.fsf.org/resources/jobs
> > I'd like to hear people's thoughts on the pros and cons for this, if its
> > something we should look into doing and how it should be done if we
> > decide to go that route.
> > I want to make sure we are vetting any companies that contact us so only
> > high quality postings from good places are posted. Maybe with some
> > criteria like having anti-harassment policies and being LGBTQ friendly.
> I think this would be an awesome idea and resource for the community. :)
> My experience planning and mapping out something like this is minimal,
> but I'd be happy to support it any way I can.
> Are there any other communities similar to Arch Women with something
> like this that we could maybe refer to as an example?
> Justin W. Flory
I'd like to discuss the idea of having a jobs board. The board would
list jobs from women friendly tech companies and generate a little cash
for Arch Women. The free software foundation has something similar as an
I'd like to hear people's thoughts on the pros and cons for this, if its
something we should look into doing and how it should be done if we
decide to go that route.
I want to make sure we are vetting any companies that contact us so only
high quality postings from good places are posted. Maybe with some
criteria like having anti-harassment policies and being LGBTQ friendly.