Re: The problem is, usually Linus is right
"despite, or perhaps because of, it becoming the default init system in most major distributions, hundreds of basement-dwelling geeks are going to have a personal grude against poor old Poettering for the rest of their lives and will take every opportunity to express it in public."
If SystemD were his only disastrously implemented bad idea I suppose he should be cut some slack. Unfortunately however "poor old" Poettering has a considerable track record of such garbage and has shown himself to be every bit as much of a jerk as anyone else in the FOSS community. I can't think of anyone else at all who has produced such a heap of badly-implemented bad ideas, and SystemD is deliberately being made almost impossible to avoid; why wouldn't people who rely on the well proven software he's in the process of botching be infuriated by such an irritating character?