Being open source makes these problems all easily fixable:
- Anyone can add support for whatever "standard and protocol" he wants
- Anyone can decouple it from systemd
- Anyone can read the source and document the format
But Red Hat ought to hire a PR spokesman for Poettering, to stop him from making these unnecessarily divisive statements, since he could just say that they "haven't yet had the time" to do those things, rather than outright saying "HAHA NO!" to reasonable points like those.