Quote Originally Posted by makomk View Post
Except, of course, that systemd isn't generic at all - it's designed by one distro, Fedora, for their distro-specific needs...
Ehh... systemd is collaborative project between various distributions including Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Mageia, Tizen, Mer and various others. It's definetly not designed by one distribution or one company. It has quite a few people developing it too as mentioned in the interview:

Depends how you count. 15 people have commit access (from a number of backgrounds: Debian folks, community folks, Arch Linux folks, Red Hat folks, even one Canonical guy!). 373 people have contributed patches so far. The biggest part of core development is done by 3 people or so, but there’s a group of 10 people who regularly contribute major new components too. We have at least 5 people now who get paid for upstream systemd work.
The configarion files that systemd uses combined ideas from various distributions and didn't just use the ones that Fedora used before for example.