> It is quite plain by this point that they are impossible to satisfy.
What is impossible to satisfy is illogical explanations about why things that were known to be security problems never got disclosed as such. The latest obfuscation by Linus is a clear case in point. The announcement of the .8 release is another.
If something as implemented is nonsense, expect questions. Waving a magic wand in the hope that these questions will vanish won't work. Neither will same illogical explanations.