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@ -21,9 +21,8 @@ Some of the changes I have been observing include:
- The Free and Open Source movement has lost its traction
- Linux (stacks) ha(s|ve) become much more complex
In this article, I want to bring your attention to
some hope at the end of the tunnel: Devuan.
In this article, I want to point you, old greybeard, to some hope at
the end of the tunnel: Devuan.
## Devuan
@ -46,7 +45,7 @@ init system, nor why it can be programmed very simple (i.e. compare
with [[!cinit]]).
What is important here is that a group of **volunteers** spending
their free time and resource commits themselves to fight for their
their free time and resources commits themselves to fight for the
right to have a Linux without systemd.
"Why is that important", you might ask. And the answer is very
@ -54,16 +53,16 @@ similar: without these people, we would all still be using a DOS based
operating system with a broken GUI on top of it.
Yes, exactly. If there weren't such volunteers (or even "lateral thinkers")
before, there would not GNU/Linux distribution for you at all.
before, there would not be GNU/Linux distribution for you at all.
## The light at the horizon
## The light on the horizon
So why is there a light? Today I migrated my notebook from Arch Linux
to Devuan, because
[systemd crashes my system on suspend](https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/58001).
First of all, I do have the choice to change, because of the great
work of the Devuan community. But what really opened my eyes, was a
work of the Devuan community. But what really opened my eyes, were a
few things that I had to "manually configure":
Compared to Arch Linux, I needed to install **acpid** and **pm-utils**
@ -75,28 +74,28 @@ suspend on lid close as follows:
action=/usr/sbin/pm-suspend
Yes, exactly. It takes 3 commands to install this property of your
system, it is a very clean separation of concerns and debugging this
system. It is a very clean separation of concerns, and debugging this
setup is as easy as starting acpid in the foreground and showing the
events.
While this, as well as the logical naming of devices (eth0, wlan0),
are just minor things, I see that something changed:
is just a minor thing, I see that something changed:
There are again people, who fight for their right to do things "the
right way".
## Call to action
If you agree to what I read above and you also see the light at the
If you agree to what I wrote above and you also see the light on the
horizon, I would like to ask you to be active:
It is not necessary to start developing code to support the Free and
Open Source Software movement, to support freedom.
For us, it is necessary to be seen and move forward as a community,
maye it be Linux, BSD or FOSS in general.
may it be Linux, BSD or FOSS in general.
So instead of staying abstract like this, I ask you for 2 things:
So instead of staying abstract like this, I ask you to do 2 things:
- Spread the word about this article on IRC, Twitter, or social medium
of your choice

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