Legitamacy of Privacy with SystemD

So, let’s get the obvious questions out of the way and ask the critical questions.
Questions like how the systemD allows rogue software to run/download/install into your system without knowing.

I have a video of a tech guy testing Systemd and apparently the damned start-up will be the irony of us all, for being so paranoid of privacy and yet stupendously allow something so tiny to slip notice which will eventually render all our “community” driven improvements to privacy absolutely useless.

Here’s a video of this tech guy talking about it; he’s not a famous guy, but I want a legitimate argument to shut him down - not childish retort - a legitimate argument and explanation backed by evidence with a good retort, of why Purism is using PureOS with systemd with the upcoming Librem 5 phone, and PureOS in general.

Answering “Oh here’s another SystemD debate” or any sort of retort similar to that, which has absolutely no substance baring no fruit of intelligence will mean I’ll ignore you. I’ll look for another privacy focused phone… If they even exist.

So, the challenge is to get retort that shuts down this guys arguments, with a free and critical open discussion, not a children’s tantrum.


Hugo. R

The actual challenge here would be pulling a coherent argument out of that 8 minutes of what sounds like early-onset alzheimers. I don’t know if maybe he started saying stuff that made sense at any point in the video, and I refuse to waste any more of my time waiting to find out if he does. What I do know is that, to the best of my understanding, every argument he was making about systemd could be made about literally any program that is distributed in binary form. At no point in the video did I hear him make the allegation that systemd allowed for the installation of “rogue software” on the host computer; he was more rambling about distribution methods.

I can’t speak for Purism, but I would imagine they chose systemd because it’s the best available init system for Linux and they want their customers to have the best possible experience: fast bootup times, easy-to-manage services (for end-users, relative to open-RC), etc. Or you’re right and they’re intentionally putting us at risk by using a system with gaping holes that only crackpots on YouTube can identify.

For the record, it is unfair to challenge anyone to shut down this guy’s arguments with a retort; as best I could determine, no actual meaningful argument against systemd was ever made. :confused: