It's time to really settle if nice communications, SJW style, matters more than coding competence.
It's not an either/or choice, you know.
But the ones that choose are not the leaders, are the led. The leader wants the result, and the good/smart ones do what they do because it's a way to get the result (s)he wants.
So, if Matthew proves that he can keep a good work with nice communications, will be an evidence that Linus can change if he wants - and then I will criticize him for his behavior.
On the other hand, if Matthew fails to keep things together, then we would have an evidence (but, granted, not a proof) that the Linus way is the one that works. Would be interesting, so, to study the matter and see *WHY* that kind of leadership is getting results. You need to find the cause if you want to change the effect.