Re: Perhaps you were downvoted
"I knew that Ubuntu were the reason that systemd got forced into Debian, "
S'funny what different people know. I knew that Ubuntu wanted to stick with upstart but were strong-armed into adopting systemd because the Debian community had a big vote and systemd got more votes than either upstart or "stick with the present system".
Mind you, I also knew that Devuan posted a formal notice around March time that they were abandoning the whole project because of lack of interest, so this article surprises me too.