‘Linux is a platform for people, not just specialists’

In 1999, the South African-born Mark Shuttleworth sold his internet company, Thawte, which provided digital certificates for websites, for more than $500m (£254m). After spending $20m on a trip into space, he started the Ubuntu project – named after an African word meaning “Humanity to others”, or “I am what I am because of who we all are” – which has since become the most popular GNU/Linux distribution.

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