Except it isn't because two long term, well respected contributors have left not because of code, quality or merit but because of the toxic mailing list.
Except Linux got to where it is with Linus being the way he is. Perhaps a kernel is no place for non-toxicity?
It does not matter. We shall soon see what the best way is. Perhaps the two who left can collaborate and have a nice politically correct team who are not overly harsh on everyone and succeed at writing a technically correct kernel that everyone can trust.