Canonical's opportunity to simplify Ubuntu
Dec 26, 2009, 12:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Ubuntu has led the Linux community's efforts to improve on
form, not simply function, and thereby make the Linux experience as
good or better than Mac OS X in terms of usability. Mark
Shuttleworth, founder and CEO of Canonical, the company set up to
shepherd development and commercialization of Ubuntu, is the heart
of that effort.
"As announced on Thursday, however, Shuttleworth is resigning as
Canonical CEO to focus on improving the Ubuntu user experience:
""From March next year, I'll focus my Canonical energy on
product design, partnerships and customers. Those are the areas
that I enjoy most and also the areas where I can best shape the
impact we have on open source and the technology market."
"Is this good or bad for Ubuntu? And what about Canonical?