Where does Ubuntu go from here?
Dec 18, 2009, 22:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"First: Shuttleworth is a really bright guy. He's so bright, in
fact, that he realizes his limitations. While Shuttleworth is a
great startup company guy -- he made his fortune by starting and
then selling Thawte, an Internet security company -- and he knows
technology, he's come to the conclusion that he's not the right guy
to be the CEO of a maturing company.
"Do you know how rare it is to realize that just because you're
good at getting a company launched or you're a technical whiz that
doesn't mean you're going to be a great corporate manager? I can't
count how many potentially great companies I've seen crash and burn
because their leaders didn't realize that just because they were
wonderful visionaries didn't mean that they had what it takes to be