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"
I do hold Linus partially responsible for this. He should have come out very strongly against systemd. His opinion carries a lot of weight. By not using it in this case,
Um, Linus _does_ use systemd, doesn't dislike it, and is on record as saying that. He obviously isn't going to come out strongly against it because he thinks it is good enough to use, but he has restricted his public opinions to that and not come out strongly in support of it either.
That's why linux is doomed. BSD for me.