'We positioned Ubuntu as a version of Linux that was personal and non-technical'
May 10, 2010, 13:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Srikanth RP)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Having earned the distinction of becoming the first African to
take a flight into space, Mark Shuttleworth undertook a voyage into
another unchartered territory. He started the Ubuntu Linux project,
with a goal to creating a high-quality desktop and server OS.
'Ubuntu'—named after an African word which means 'humanity to
others'—has since then become the most popular GNU/Linux
distribution. Ubuntu Linux has been positioned as a platform for
the masses rather than being confined to the specialists.
"Mark Shuttleworth, Founder, Canonical and Ubuntu Linux shared
his thoughts with Srikanth RP on the increasing significance of
open source, the roadmap for the cloud and why he thinks Ubuntu
will succeed on the desktop, where other equally famed competitors
"From an era when open source faced a lot of antagonism, now
even competitors are opening up their code. How do you see this
shift in terms of the future of IT?
"I have no doubt in my mind that open source represents the
future of the software industry..."