that's pretty good.
but a lot of people see that canonical is not red hat. we can't just expect other companies to be as awesome as red hat is with contributions.
and hey, it could be a lot worse. imagine if canonical was completely ungrateful and ordered around kernel or x server developers to fix things.
or worse yet, what if every bit of code canonical wrote was binary only and dynamically linked to the vanilla code that make up a distro. and if part of that code was written by microsoft through a strange deal.
hahaha. see how good canonical looks now compared to the above?