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Mark Shuttleworth Announces UTouch Framework

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth today announced the UTouch gesture suite that will make its first appearance in the 10.10.10 build of Ubuntu. The code is published under GPLv3 and LGPLv3.

“There’s no reason why anyone else can’t ship them as well,” Shuttleworth said. “There’s nothing in there proprietary to Canonical,” he added.

Shuttleworth explained that UTouch goes beyond standard touch frameworks by allowing users to chain a series of gestures into a sophisticated series of commands known as “gesture sentences.”

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