"As a happy Ubuntu user, I was pleased last week when I received
a note announcing the Ubuntu Foundation. The Ubuntu Foundation was
created to fund development of Ubuntu and to separate Ubuntu
development from Canonical, which supports Ubuntu and open source
software. Mark Shuttleworth has put $10 million into the
Foundation, to help it get on its feet. The Ubuntu Foundation has
also announced that the 6.04 version--due in April 2006--will be
supported for three years on the desktop and five years on the
server. This kind of predictability and long-term roadmap is
exactly what's needed..."
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