Hall's interpretation was echoed in a follow-up post from Shuttleworth on Friday.
What I offered to do, yesterday, spontaneously, is to invite members of the community in to the things we are working on as personal projects, before we are ready to share them, Shuttleworth wrote. This would mean that there was even less of Ubuntu that was NOT shaped and polished by folk other than Canonical--a move that one would think would be well received. This would make Canonical even more transparent.
What's your view? Is it a bad thing for Ubuntu to keep some of its development indoors? Please sound off in the comments.