Re: Hurried reporting?
You speak as if Ian Jackson innocently raised a GR and lost it, and then resigned.
That's not what the history is here, lets say that he tried to subvert/maneuver the decisions made by the Debian's TC with regards to systemd after an entire year debating the matter.
I can not suggest that you read an entire year of the Debian mailing list, but if you do, you will discover that the real history is not what people think it is.
The real history is that a majority of developers, (not only in Debian, but across mostly 90% of the distributions out there), have agreed that moving forward the best option is to embrace systemd.
They took into account the pros and cons of adopting systemd and decided via a democratic vote to go ahead and make systemd "the default in Jessie", with the idea of making it optional in Jessie+1, it is just that for Jessie there was no time to make it optional because of lack of times/resources.
Those developers are the ones who have been for many years contributing to such distros, who only have the distro's (And FOSS) best interests in mind and that have explained time and time again that systemd its not going to eat your babies and that 99% of systemd's functionality is optional.
But no, we all have made our minds and have formed myths in our minds about systemd, and all those whining rather than patch/fix or improve SystemV (Which is, lets face it obsolete by any modern definition) want the Debian developers to reverse a technical decision based on the opinion that systemd is going to eat your babies, because.... Reasons Poetering, RedHat and other strange theories.
This whole systemd debate reminds me of the old Monthy Python's "The holy grail" witch sketch:
If... systemd.. weighs the same as a duck, systemd's made of wood.
Hence it floats hence we burn it!
Systemd is not perfect, heck I would accept that its not great, but it is miles better than SystemV or Upstart, and like it or not there is no alternative available right now.