It seems that some people are difficult to please.
Statements were made to the effect that funding will stall-out or confuse Debian development — & even that Microsoft or some other puppet-master might be behind dunc-tank!
It’s like most other FOSS: it’ll be tried (by some very smart people) & if it works it’ll be adopted; if it doesn’t, it’ll get the boot. End of story.
Besides, I think it’s something which really needs to be tried.