You know what? Nobody in the real world cares about the so-called "Unix philosophy". Rob Pike said it best: "Not only is UNIX dead, it's starting to smell really bad."
What people do care about is problems being solved, like the problems that Lennart documented in his proposal. And the thing that the self-proclaimed guardians of the "Unix philosophy" all have in common is that they don't solve problems but deny them, point to 20-year-old would-be solutions that are known to suck and blather about things such as "cultural heritage". That's why Lennart's projects keep being adopted by pretty much all major distros, despite "Unix philosophers" whining and bitching about it.