"Many expressed surprise that such a major announcement
was made without any discussion on the mailing lists.
"It didn't take long for one, Sandro Tosi, to write: "I'm
considering how we can get this decision undone. Anyone up for
helping with that?"
"When the Debian release manager, Luk Claes, referred to the
announcement as a proposal, Marc Haber shot back : "Nobody would
have objected to a proposal. This was a press release, which has
already been picked up by the major news sites. You didn't propose
anything, you announced a decision."