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"
Which is exactly the problem.
Devs say 'I'm gonna do X, it's shiny and cool!'Users say 'WTF? I don't want X, what the hell are you thinking?'Devs say 'STFU, you're just a user, I know what's best for you.'
And the users don't respond, because they' just moved to a different distro.
This has been happening far too much in Linux lately, as more and more devs think they're the next Steve Jobs.