"Q: How are the events in the open source industry in
the last few months affecting Ubuntu, if at all?
"A: There were two big strategic announcements
that were made this year by non-Linux players. Oracle [said] that
they will be providing support for [a version] of Red Hat Linux
without the trademark and Microsoft and Novell would collaborate in
a number of areas, and that announcement had some interesting
intellectual property considerations so those both have been
significant for us..."