Some committee members seem to have managed to form a well-considered technical opinion, based on extensive study of the init systems under discussion and their documentation as well as experiments adapting existing services to them, prior to the vote. These people presumably do have day jobs, families, etc. It is unclear why any more time would be needed, other than that there are people on the committee who apparently prefer to drag things out based on procedural and bureaucratic points.
Also, the tech-ctte is supposed to make a decision based on technical facts, rather than »the voice of the community«. The community has spent the last year or so discussing systemd vs. Upstart, mostly generating heat but not anything like a consensus, which is why the issue went to the tech-ctte in the first place. We are looking to the tech-ctte to decide which of the init systems is, in their opinion, technically the best way of moving Debian forward, not which one is most popular with »the community«.
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