This is BS. Linus is the only reason that Linux has prospered. He won't tolerate bad/stupid programming/programmers/people. The PC police have gotten their little pointless feelings hurt... F'Them...
If I was Linus I'd flip them the bird and go write a new OS and only give it to folks that have a GD clue.
To quote the immortal Forest Gump.... "Stupid is as Stupid does...".