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"Ubuntu One" name creates confusion (Mark Shuttleworth's response)

May 22, 2009, 18:32 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Shuttleworth)

"Canonical will NOT be giving up its title to the Ubuntu trademark, as suggested, but nor will it flounce out of the room and say "screw the community". Of that you can be sure ;-). The road ahead lies in finding strengths and shared opportunities on both sides.

"Maybe someone will say "this is it, I quit, I don't want to work on Ubuntu together with Canonical, I don't want a world which is more diverse than my specific values". If they do, that's their prerogative. Remember, the Ubuntu project has always been defined by that collaboration - company and community - it's nothing new, and it gets stronger when we remind ourselves of that and when people with wildly different expectations leave. There's no sense in calling people names over this - it's perfectly acceptable for people to want different things. I'm just interested in working well with those who are actually interested in exploring how open source, and commercial success, can go hand in hand. And Ubuntu One is part and parcel of that exploration."

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