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Why Ubuntu’s creator still invests his fortune in an unprofitable company

Aug 14, 2013, 08:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

When Mark Shuttleworth founded Canonical in 2004, he made a promise to his staff: "You can count on me for two years."

The idea was "to get the team to relax" and focus on the newly created Ubuntu operating system. Shuttleworth wanted to eliminate the pressure of becoming a blockbuster business overnight.

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