Just after the issue a few weeks ago about how much Canonical contributes upstream to Gnome. They did break thru with a multitouch technology. Seems as though they will put a copyright on this new technology they have broken thru on. So it seems like they want to protect what they figured out and not release this sans copyright. If you take a look at Chris Douglas comment in regards to copyright. So again this puts into question what is Canonicals intentions in the future in regard to Open Source. How committed are they to contributing upstream. This is a good chance to show their good will. This is very good technology that could be implemented into Open Source world. In my opinion it would be a shame if they truly decide to keep this copyrighted. As some of the comments points out some the libraries will be copyrighted which will be needed, so makes it useless for GNOME due to possible legal issues later in the future.