Open Office snubbed?
"...in Ubuntu Netbook Edition...."
Ah, makes sense now. Seeing as the whole idea of netbooks was that their el cheapo specification would be disguised by the use of cloudy applications, it seems that Canonical are the first to get it right in this segment by having their netbook OS default to using same OOB. Let's face it, it's either that or sit on their hands and wait until ChromeOS (which has this approach built in) cleans their clock for 'em.
I'd say it's only Google docs because if you want an alternative you're pretty much shit out of luck right now. I'm sure this won't stop the conspiracy types and freetards slinging the jolly old vitriol around though.