Not to belabor the obvious but Linus is more than one thing. Therefore a simple designator should usually be added and the main goal stated. The purpose of the Bazaar is to provide more than just wheat and cows, maybe some pheasant and buckwheat.
In addition, the notion presented here trends toward tight, less open, control over core functions by groups like Red Hat. And it is well intended but, except for some educational markets, it interferes with the Bazaar, with development and adaptation. It therefore is greatly counter productive, naive, and frankly a bit stupid since the core of development comes from that cloud of corporate vested enterprises that would love to participate if the cost isn't too high. Case in point, ATI all but folded shop in many areas of the Linux environment because of people trying to lock out display changes.
To remind, here are just some of the major LINUX variations.
Linux RT (real time, no GUI or event cycle)
Linux KDE (KDE + prog + apps)
Linux Gnome (gnome + prog + apps)
Linux Home (simplify and extend for home office)
Linux Server (simplify server core functs)
Linux Myth (video and codec app. core)
Linux Student (training machine with programming core)
Linux Industrial Controller
Linux Supercomputer (multicore, multithread, FEA, Visual Fortran, error correction, etc.)
Linux Geek Trek (okay, just kidding, but still...)
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