The resolution, proposed by technical committee member Ian Jackson, on the coupling of initialisation systems, was that packages in the Debian distribution may not, in general, require a specific init system.
Variations proposed by various developers included one that support for other init systems be recommended, but not be mandatory. A second said that packages may require specific init systems if maintainers decided this way. And a final one said a general resolution was not needed in this situation.
The vote appears to have gone the way of the last option.
The affair has taken its toll. One senior developer, Joey Hess, quit the project recently, and two members of the technical committee, Colin Watson and Russ Allberry, have stepped down from the panel.
The results of the vote have not yet been officially announced. Along with the results, the Debian Vote Engine, known as Devotee, also spat out a pithy quote at the end of the results which seems appropriate: "The voters have spoken, the bastards.."