An Interview with Jane Silber

“Our next interviewee should be well known to pretty much anyone
who has anything to do with Ubuntu. Jane Silber has been the CEO of
Canonical since March 2010. I will say no more and let you read

“1. Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real life” like
name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession,
education, hobbies, etc.

“I’m Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical. I live in London and hold
dual American/British citizenship. I spell like a Brit, speak like
an American, and wave my hands about like an Italian. I grew up In
Springfield, Illinois and have lived in Washington DC, Nashville,
and Yokohama, Japan. I moved to the UK in 2002. My background
includes jobs in start-ups and large companies, in domains ranging
from health risk appraisal to artificial intelligence to military
command and control. I hold degrees in Math/Computer Science from
Haverford College, Management of Technology from Vanderbilt
University, and an MBA from Oxford University. Outside of work I
enjoy holiday travel, live performances, engrossing books, good
food, witty people, and new experiences.

“2. When and how did you become interested in computers? in
Linux? in Ubuntu?”

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