Re: I wonder why?
People do their best work when they're supported by those above them in a hierarchy
Indeed. But the problem there is the hierarchical structure. In an effective collaborative environment, one person can have a good old rant about what someone else has done, and as there's good peer relationships, the problem gets resolved and everyone moves on to the next challenge.
It's a (long) while since I even looked at the kernel dev process, but despite an initial appearance from the outside of it being a pyramid with Linus at the top, that wasn't how it worked.
Though quite how systemd got its claws in remains.a mystery to me. Unless RedHat have gone to the dark side......