You know, I might not be the best person to advocate for Devuan,
because pretty much everyone knows my Daily Driver Desktop (DDD) is
Void Linux. But I run Devuan on VMs, and if Void ever stops being
viable, Devuan is my Plan B.
I think pretty much everyone also knows of my anti-systemd advocacy in
the critical 2014-2015 period, and I'm quite sure that advocacy cost my
business revenue in the five figures category.
But this isn't about me. This is about some very brave VUAs who built
Devuan when everyone said it couldn't be done. Devuan is a very
valuable resource to many, many people. Without Devuan, the cause of
init-choice would be set back immensely.
And now you're suggesting Devuan put that all at risk to take a stand
on RMS. Well you know what? No distro should get involved with
politics, and this RMS thing *is* politics. It cost Mint plenty of
users when they said supporters of Israel shouldn't use Mint, and it
just might destroy Devuan if they take a stand, on either side, on this
Listen, if you want to sign that stuff, go ahead. Don't come crying to
me if your boss fires you for cause for violating their social
networking policy, and you can't get unemployment because you were
fired for cause.
But don't get the Devuan distro involved. Devuan is the work of many,
many people, for many, many years, around the once very unpopular
stance of init-choice. Don't put that at risk.