"Do me the favor of using exact quotes from me before interpreting what you think my motivations are."
I judge your motivations based on what you say. And no, I'm not going to post quotes about the multitude of whining you do here.
"My criticism is explicitly about Canonical... not Ubuntu."
Why? Why do you keep on whining about Canonical? Why does it matter to you at all what they do or do not do? Hwy don't you focus on making your product as good as it can be, as opposed to spending your time here whining about your competitor? Yes, I understand that it can be pretty annoying to see an upstart like Canonical/Ubuntu do something in a short time that Red Hat spent years to reach. But whining does not change that fact. What you should be doing instead, is to make sure Fedora is as good as it could be. But you are not doing that. Instead, you spend your time crying about Ubuntu/Canonical.
Your endless whining is alienating users. I was so-so when it came to fedora, but your whining made it pretty easy for me to dumb Fedora.
"I think Canonical is doing some things fundamentally wrong...."
Well, that's their problem, is it not? Why are you so concerned about a mistake someone else is making? I see lots of companies doing something that I think is stupid, yet I don't waste my time whining about it, especially since those things do not relate to me at all.
"I think Canonical's choice to setup launchpad as a closed service to be the backbone of a community distribution such as Ubuntu is fundamentally wrong and it stunting the larger Ubuntu community's ability to interact more directly with upstream projects."
Again: that's their problem, not yours. Why not focus on your problems, as opposed to whining about others problems?
"Ubuntu translators really do want to work more directly with upstream"
There's nothing preventing them from working with upstream. if they choose to work in Launchpad only, that's their problem, not yours.
"If my motivation was to sabotage the Ubuntu community for my own self-interests, I wouldn't be publicly critical"
Your motivation is to cast Ubuntu/Canonical in a bad light, because you feel that they threaten Fedora. I think it speaks volumes about the quality of Fedora when you have to resort to endless mudslinging and whining about your competitor. Yes yes, "I have only Canonicals best interest at heart!". That's a load of crap if I ever saw one. Why don't you focus on Fedora and problems it faces, as opposed to losing sleep over someone elses problems? But I guess this all boils down to the fact that Canonical came out of nowhere, and took huge chunk of Linux-users mindshare just like that. That must be annoying for someone who spent years trying to do that, only to see some upstart doing it instead?
And now you start to whine about Ubuntu in threads that have nothing to do with Ubuntu! And by that I mean the post about Luis Villa's blog-post. give it a rest already. You sound like a broken record, and you have nothing worthwhile or new to bring to any discussion. It will always be about "Waaah, Canonical sucks!"