[ Thanks to sjvn for this
“New comers to Linux sometimes think that Ubuntu sprang forth
from Linux as a totally new creation, the next generation of Linux.
Old-hands at Linux know better. Now, Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, sets the story straight for
those to whom Ubuntu 8.04 is the be-all and end-all of Linux.
“In his latest blog posting, Shuttleworth once more acknowledges
the debt Ubuntu owes to other open-source developers and projects.
After opening by thanking the Ubuntu community, Shuttleworth moved
on to thanking the larger free software world…”