> The point of LP is to aggregate information from many sources. For
> example, linking each bug in Ubuntu to the relevant bug in upstream,
> Debian, and other distros. That "cross-project view" is what makes LP
> somewhat different.
That's one of its things, yes, but like I said, it's also a web project management suite (and that's what it's more famously known for).
I fully agree with your comments on integration between free software projects, that it's an admirable goal, and I'm hardly disagreeing with any concept of generating revenue from proprietary projects, my point was that your grounding above for it was a little curious. That is, (i) that keeping it proprietary is necessary in funding developers to work on it, and (ii) that detraction from launchpad.net itself is necessarily a bad thing.