> Ulrich and his project could become irrelevant remarkably quickly if Debian really goes through with this.
I can't argue with what could happen, but that doesn't seem likely. eglibc will continue to sync from glibc; thus, glibc will continue to have relevance. Ulrich has considerable experience and (I gather) skill in working on glibc; eglibc adoption simply reduces his interactions with users, which is probably good for both Ulrich as much as anyone. So I think Ulrich will continue to head glibc development (and hence be relevant to eglibc and everyone using it) for quite some time to come.