Nice and hypocritical Mark Shuttleworth
In two words: The Hypocritical.
Mark Shuttleworth desires to steal some other "upstream" developers: «We've 50 or so free software developers that are now working for the company, we continue to hire what we think are the very best guys from a variety communities from upstream, from Debian and from other places were innovation happens.»
He wanted Compiz or Beryl to enabled by default, and only because "they were not stable enough" Compiz is not enabled by default in Feisty (but it's installed anyway).
When Mark Shuttleworth describes the "totally free" flavor of Ubuntu, he just gives the measure of the utmost hypocrisy.