The first point (concerning filtering) may be
true - but the second (setting a way of voting)
is not valid - not at all.
If one concentrates on the Linux kernel alone,
systemd is the natural choice currently.
There is no contender, as kernel developers like
that one as they are naturally focussed on Linux
alone (also an ego thing, which I don't mean in
a bad sense) and it is used by several distributions
Only if the mind is opened to the entire outcome
the critics to systemd - which exists with good
reason and is valid for Debian - can be seen and
So from my point of view this is no voting but just
the proposal `let's select systemd' - only a little
I would like to see more of the real `free' (as in
power to users: choice & respect) camp win, currently
it seems things are going down quite fast and choice
is seen as a mere burden.
Money has a huge impact on development today - not
the need of users. They are told in the end how to work
and that the former workflow was just stupid.
Or that the desktop is dead and one has to use phones
or tablets for work.