My understanding is that Canonical Inc. officially recognizes only Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME, and ONLY those. Is that correct? Do they also sponsor those projects with funding too or just "acknowledge" them as existing (whatever that means). If so, what does it mean exactly for a company to "recognize" other projects? What is the purpose and point to "recognize" or "acknowledge" something that is competing against you? Is there some kind of "trickle down branding" at work here? How and where do those other projects get their funding?