Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols comments the consequences for the distributions and the DCC Alliance. Interesting read.
He's thoughts are here
MEPIS has been one of the leaders of the DCC Alliance programming. However, as Brockmeier reported, Woodford isn't in favor of basing MEPIS's future on the DCC Alliance's common core, because, as Woodford said, “it's unclear where the DCC is going.”
Nevertheless, Woodford is also still working on the DCC Alliance Common Core. Indeed, he is hard at work building the ia32 and amd64 kernels for DCC 3.1. This next version is scheduled to come on at the same time as the next edition of the LSB, the week of March 13.
Of course, there remains the possibility that the Ubuntu and DCC Alliance camps can work together as they both strive to produce the best possible Debian-based distributions.