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From Alfresco to Canonical

Feb 05, 2010, 19:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"After more than four years at Alfresco, I have joined Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, as its chief operating officer.

"You can read Canonical's announcement of my appointment here, as well Alfresco's here.

"I am excited, humbled, and, candidly, torn by this opportunity.

"In late 2005, John Powell and John Newton, the co-founders of Alfresco, took a chance on me, an open-source evangelist at Novell. I was the 13th employee and the company's first U.S. employee. My prior history had been with embedded Linux (Lineo) and semiconductors/silicon (Mitsui), but they gave me the chance to grow as general manager of the Americas and later as vice president of business development."

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