I find it interesting how PAX, spengler, and dersteppenwolf prove Linus's point for him. Every single sentence of theirs seems to be dripping with a mixture of arrogance and self-righteousness to the point where I have to check the author lines to see if it's not secretly one and the same person.
Want to know why the PAX patches don't go in and the useful bits are getting 'plagiarized'? Look no further. Linus has no interest in maintainers with an attitude like that and I don't blame him.
People have tried to tell them their narrow minded view of the world and their little security corner is not even nearly as important in comparison to the larger picture as they seem to think it is. Unfortunately the replies seem to demonstrate again and again that these people have made up their minds and are simply incapable of changing their views. The above discussion is a perfect example where the whole point of every reply made by spengler seems to be "I am smarter than you neener neener".
I don't know who's correct or who isn't. I don't care. What I do care about is "are people capable of working with others?". Being unable or unwilling to understand someone elses's point of view, being unable to refrain from calling discussion a "waste of time", purposely misquoting someone because "that's what I think he really said" - all of that evidence points to one answer: "No".
So you guys want to improve Linux kernel security? Good luck. You won't achieve anything with that attitude.