I think you're taking far to much notice of FUD on the intertubes when you make the statement "to work with the rest of the ecosystem better". I think this is actually a very
insulting statement to make. Sure you can find people who make these claims, but having known Lennart for a number of years I honestly cannot understand how anyone can come to that conclusion.
Lennart specifically goes out of his way work with other people, to cooperate, to reach out and to inform people. He has reached out to Upstart people far more than it seems you believe to keep them aware of the problems that will result from the kernel changes, but it's clear they were unable or unwilling to appreciate the impact this would have.
Making such accusations when it's very clear the opposite is the case is I think what's really hit the nerve here and rightly so.
It's like telling the guy who drives a Prius, grows his own vegetables in his garden, uses solar power and a wind turbine, recycles everything and insulates his home that he doesn't care about the environment just because he owns a smartphone and they are made by big factories.
You're just spouting the same old FUD. Next time, check your sources, perhaps ask Lennart directly about it, arrange a phone call or something to get the facts straight. LWN should be about quality journalism, not more fodder for the peanut gallery.