> This is not a systemd issue in any way, shape, or form. It is a udev issue. Systemd and udev share maintainers but this is as far as it goes.
Not leaning in on the pro/contra discussion, but this is an exaggeration by far. The announcement (http://lwn.net/Articles/490413/) makes it clear that they "merge the udev sources into the systemd source tree."
To me that indicates strongly that systemd and udev are more than two independent tarballs that can be version mix-and-matched and just happen to have the same maintainers.