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 fnj on Thursday November 20 2014, @12:50AM
AFAIK there is no single FS that is full read-write portable between linux and BSD except NTFS (NTFS-3g) (but problems with file ownership and modes) and (ugh, hack, spit) FAT. Since ZFSonLinux went full production-ready you can "sort of" add ZFS to that.
I have no idea why there isn't a full UFS read-write on linux and a full ext2/3/4 read-write on FreeBSD, at least in fuse add-on form. I hate to say it, but not-invented-here seems to be the only reason on both sides.
Of all of the above, FAT is the only one that is a first-class built-in FS on both sides. And it of course is a non-starter for all kinds of reasons, not the least of which being that it has no concept of file ownership or of file modes beyond trivial things like global read-only.
(Score: 2) by cafebabe on Thursday November 20 2014, @04:06AM
There is a perfectly good reference implementation of UFS but it is under the wrong license. Likewise for Ext. This fragmentation of licenses also seems to be (one of many reasons) why GPL systemd was conceived rather than using Apache license launchd. Overall, the fragmentation of licenses (and languages) is causing a large amount of unnecessary work.
(Score: 2) by fnj on Thursday November 20 2014, @03:03PM
Yet ZFS has a license that is not compatible with GPL, yet that in no way stopped ZFSonLinux from producing a first-class file system (basically I mean not fuse). So nobody can bring it into a distro, but that doesn't stop a package from being available and any user can just add that package to his own linux installation.