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Gates & Shuttleworth: What Rich People Are Doing for Education

“I was talking with a young woman this weekend that used to work
for IMB/Lenovo. She commented that she admired Bill Gates for all
the things he was doing for education. When I asked her if she knew
who Mark Shuttleworth was, she said no. Although this did not
really surprise me, I was concerned. I told her that he was the CEO
of Canonical (the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution) and
what he has been up to as far as computers in education and the
Edubuntu version of Ubuntu. Although I certainly respect Bill and
Melinda Gates for what they do (how many billionaires do you see
doing the charitable works they have been doing?), they and
Microsoft are not the only ones working towards this goal…”


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