I fully appreciate the value of diplomacy, but I didn't think Viro's comment was all that
offensive. It's clearly a joke as nobody would permit a "wanking" list. As the article
points out, wander over to OpenBSD to see how far from diplomatic you may be treated.
We've all seen comment threads here on LWN that have been a little less than diplomatic. Yet
kernel devs still post here, a wide diversity of opinion still exists, and people (so far as I
know) aren't turned away.