communication about systemd remains the godwin's law of free software
@cwebber am i the only person who likes systemd
@nightpool no, but I also didn't mean to reference the quality or absence of quality of systemd lest this conversation become meta
@cwebber talking about "a conversation" in and of itself is an inherently meta act
@cwebber OH you're saying that conversations about any technical topic inevitably dissolve into discussions about the quality of systemd.
you're NOT saying that any discussions of systemd inherently dissolve into someone comparing somebody to hitler.
(A) makes more sense but I feel like it reflects reality less then (B)
@nightpool A), but maybe even better:
> There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself) than others. For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that, when a Hitler comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever made the comparison loses whatever debate is in progress. This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's law.
That but for systemd
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@nightpool @cwebber there used to be a strong associated idea that the thread was immediately over once that happened, but i think that assumption has been weakened in the age of Oh Shit, There Are Actual Nazis Again.
(i don't have any useful parallels here to the systemd situation, except that it _does_ seem probable that as soon as a conversation is _about_ systemd, nothing further of much interest is likely to emerge from it.)
@cwebber has it actually supplanted license arguments at this point?