Yes no hoax, Ubuntu is really developing an alternative to Wayland and X.org: "Mir".

I just read this from an email by Oliver Ries.

The wiki page is http://wiki.ubuntu.com/MirSpec.

Oliver is also talking about moving Unity to Qt/QML.

So, what do you think about that?

EDIT: Seriously, I didn't saw Michael's artice :P I could swear I was faster