Linus: Full Disclosure? Sure. Partially.
The linux kernel group would be the last group of people I would expect to support obscuring helpful messages in an attempt to improve security.
Brad Spengler says it well. You should read his entire message, but the punch line is this section:
They seem to have the impression that people who find an exploit kernel vulnerabilities rely on the commit messages fixing the vulnerability including some mention of security. As it should be clear to anyone actually involved in the security community, or anyone who has ever written an exploit (particularly for the myriad silently fixed vulnerabilities in Linux), this is far from reality. The people who *do* rely on these messages and announcements however are the smaller distributions and individual users. Yet Linus et al believe they’re helping you by pulling the wool over your eyes regarding the exploitable vulnerabilities in their OS.
I can’t say it better than Brad, so instead I’ll say it shorter: In Security, the more information becomes public, the more secure everyone is. There are very few exceptions to this rule.