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How Canonical Stays on the Light Side

Jul 24, 2007, 23:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"The story thus far for Canonical:

"Young successful South African entrepreneur wants to give back to the technology that helped make him successful in the first place. He and a team of developers build a Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux. He also starts a commercial company, the aforementioned Canonical, to help support and build an infrastructure around the distribution, known to the world as Ubuntu. Ubuntu grows in popularity, and becomes one of the premier desktop-oriented distros.

"Most of us have heard this story before. Young cosmonaut makes it big in the rough and tumble world of the penguin. But now, in the midst of Canonical's first big event, the question becomes: where do Canonical--and Ubuntu--go from here...?"

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