Resolution 2018-09-02.jrk.1: systemd as associated project

This resolution was adopted by the Board of Directors of SPI at their meeting of September 10, 2018.


  1. systemd is a substantial and significant Free Software project, currently serving as the default init system for most major GNU/Linux distributions including SPI associated projects Debian, Arch Linux, and aptosid.

  2. The systemd developers would like SPI's support and assistance, including accepting donations, holding funds, and holding intangible assets.


  1. systemd is formally invited to become an SPI Associated Project, according to the SPI Framework for Associated Projects, SPI Resolution 1998-11-16.iwj.1-amended-2004-08-10.iwj.1, a copy of which can be found at

  2. Lennart Poettering is recognized by SPI as the authoritative decision maker and SPI liaison for systemd. The SPI liaison for systemd may name arbitrary members of the systemd project as successors and delegates.

  3. This invitation will lapse, if not accepted, 60 days after it is approved by the SPI Board.