On Thu, 26 Jul 2012 09:50:42 +1200 Bryan Baldwin <bryan@...> wrote: > Unity is GPLv3, btw. I suppose after several years of development it > might reach a point where it could be ported around without so much > effort. If Mr. Morrison is correct when he says Unity requires > excessive low level patching (and I have no reason to think > otherwise), I imagine its development strategy will largely be > Canonical's burden. One might think that's what they wanted all along. Judging from the contents of the unity-gentoo overlay, it requires a patched glib, xorg-server, gtk+, assorted qt bits, and $DEITY knows what else. So Unity can be installed on other distros with some work, since someone has evidently done it, but it seems like a lot of effort for little benefit for anyone not absolutely in love with it.