Alternatives to systemd for all platforms with any license

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  • OpenRC

    OpenRC is a dependency-based init system that works with the system provided init program, normally /sbin/init. It is not a replacement for /sbin/init. OpenRC is 100%...

    Open Source Linux BSD

    • There is a long list of technical arguments for why OpenRC is better than systemd. Popularity wise systemd seems to win these days. But as we've seen over centuries popularity served us wrong many times. Even Upstart was better, pretty bad it faded away. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • sysvinit

    The Sysvinit package contains programs for controlling the startup, running, and shutdown of the system.

    Open Source Linux

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  • eudev

    eudev is a fork of systemd with the aim of isolating udev from any particular flavor of system initialization. This is a project started by Gentoo developers to ensure...

    Open Source Linux

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    Upstart

    Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising...

    Open Source Linux

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  • runit

    runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision, a replacement for sysvinit, and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, MacOSX, Solaris, and...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • nosh

    The nosh package is a suite of system-level utilities for initializing and running a BSD or Linux system, and for managing daemons.

    Free Linux BSD

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  • procd

    procd is a process and system init service for OpenWRT. It's less resource intensive as it's intended for embedded devices, works with busybox and uClib...

    Open Source Linux OpenWrt

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  • Supervisor

    Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • finit

    Finit is a small SysV init replacement with process supervision similar to that of daemontools and runit. Its focus is on small and embedded GNU/Linux systems, although...

    Open Source Linux

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  • uselessd

    uselessd (the useless daemon, or the daemon that uses less... depending on your viewpoint) is a project to reduce systemd to a base initd and process supervisor, while...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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