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Gentoo OpenRC Project


1.  Project Description

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% compatible with Gentoo init scripts, which means you can probably find one for the daemons you want to start in the Gentoo Portage Tree. OpenRC, however, is not exclusively used by Gentoo Linux, so our goal is to be platform-agnostic.

Related project: Gentoo Base System.

2.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
William Hubbs williamh Lead
Anthony G. Basile blueness Member
David Abbott dabbott Member
Christian Ruppert idl0r Member
Patrick Lauer patrick Member
Alexander Vershilov qnikst Member
Mike Frysinger vapier Member

All developers can be reached by e-mail using

3.  Documentation

4.  Getting involved

The Gentoo OpenRC Project is open to all contributions. If you would like to get involved in the project, feel free to join us on irc/#openrc or even irc/#gentoo-base. We're also reachable via However, all bug reports should go through Bugzilla rather than e-mail. Please file bugs under the "Gentoo Hosted Projects" product and the "openrc" component.

You can also find the source code in the OpenRC git tree.


Page updated June 23, 2011

Summary: The Gentoo OpenRC Project manages Gentoo's initialization scripts system.

David Abbott

William Hubbs

Mike Frysinger

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