February 11, 2014

The Debian Technical Committee Vote Concludes

All of the votes are in on the simplified ballot to choose the default init system for the Debian "jessie" release (on Linux). The Condorcet process left systemd and upstart tied with four votes each; committee chair Bdale Garbee has now used his casting vote in favor of systemd. That ends one chapter of the debate, though the chances of this decision being reviewed via a general resolution seem high.

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