Ian Jackson's general resolution to prevent init system coupling has failed to pass, the majority vote deciding that the resolution is unnecessary. This means that not only will Debian's default init be systemd, but packages will not be required to support other init systems. Presumably, this means that using other init systems on Debian (without using systemd as a base) will not be possible without major workarounds, or possibly at all. It also leaves the future of Debian projects such as kFreeBSD unclear, as systemd is linux specific.
The vote results can be found here
The winners are:
Option 4 "General Resolution is not required"
(Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Wednesday November 19 2014, @03:54PM
Because what any technical community needs is to jettison the skeptics, sure.
"Is that really true?" "I just spent the last hour telling you to think for yourself! Didn't you hear anything I said?"