Bug#727708: Linux Security, Red Hat and Systemd Conspiracy
This particular statement was taken out of context:
On Friday, February 21, 2014 20:48:46 Georgy Demidov wrote:
> Linus Torvalds about Lennart Poettering: “Two-faced lying weasel” would be
> the most polite thing I could say. But it almost certainly will involve a
> lot of cursing.
When Linus wrote this (in Oct 2012), it was specifically about a bug in udev
concerning deadlocking if moudule_init() did a request_firmware() which
apparently broke in udev182. 
Linus was really pissed off because this issue had dragged on for months and
Kay had apparently ignored patches to fix it . I don't personally think
this was because of malice or conspiracy -- it's far more likely to be some
kind of technical misunderstanding or a design issue than anything else.