Canonical wants nVidia to add *additional* extensions in order for Mir to be able to have the features mentioned in the blog by Thomas (which Wayland already supports, using the existing EGL implementation).
There is another thread here in the forums (relating to Mir/Wayland) where an Xorg/Wayland developer (or two) mentioned that all Wayland needs is a proper EGL implementation, if i remember correctly, he also said the nvidia driver wouldn't need KMS either - just EGL/extensions (but not the extensions that Thomas/Mir-dev is talknig about - since they aren't (currently?) apart of the EGL specification.
" just EGL/extensions (but not the extensions that Thomas/Mir-dev is talknig about)"
So there will be two types of extensions? Which is exactly my point in the first place.
"What Iím really interested in is this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a free and open platform that is THE LEADER across both consumer and enterprise computing."
FLOSS needs THE FUHRER!:D
I don't see anything that Ubuntu brought that isn't just as good on Mageia, for instance. Except for marketing, of course. And really, "I simply have zero interest in the crowd who wants to be different."? How about the decision to put the window control buttons on the left side of the window in Unity, and all the other things they did just to be different? Hypocrisy abound.
EGL has extensions, Mir developers want to add a few for their purposes. end of story. ~ there is no 'two types of extensions', you're point makes NO sense and you haven't even done the most BASIC homework on the subject, yet seem to think you have something relevant to say on it.