"Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd, founders of the popular
Ubuntu Linux-based operating system, have today announced the
creation of The Ubuntu Foundation with an initial funding
commitment of US$10m [€8.4m].
"The Ubuntu Foundation will employ core Ubuntu community members
to ensure that Ubuntu will remain fully supported for an extended
period of time, and continue to produce new releases of the
distribution. As a first step, the Foundation announces that Ubuntu
version 6.04, due for release in April 2006, will be supported for
three years on the desktop and five years on the server..."
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