Re: I wonder why?
What did anyone with a clue expect?
A Corporation is almost always an oligarchy mixed with a plutocracy, usually with at least a hint of gerontocracy.
The Linux kernel developers are as pure a meritocracy as we have on this dampish rock.
People like Linus are wasted in the traditional management role. I've been saying for decades that in this day and age, where Technology is so important, corporations should have separate Management and Technical tracks for advancement to more senior positions. Management takes care of management, and techs take care of the increasingly more complex technical side. Occasionally, but very, very rarely you can find someone who is both capable and has the capacity (and competency!) to wear both hats.
I don't expect traditional management to grok this in my lifetime, because quite frankly they aren't equipped to understand the concept.