[$] Systemd as tragedy

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Tragedy, according to
, is “a form of drama based on human suffering that
invokes an
accompanying catharsis or pleasure in audiences
“. Benno Rice took
his inspiration from that definition for his 2019 linux.conf.au talk on the story of
systemd which, he said, involves no shortage of suffering. His attempt to
cast that story for the pleasure of his audience resulted in a sympathetic
and nuanced look at a turbulent chapter in the history of the Linux system.