Meet Ubuntu Linux’s new CEO (Q&A)

Over at CNET, Stephen Shankland has a fairly lengthy interview with Canonical’s new CEO Jane Silber. “But is there more urgency about profit now? Silber: There is a sense of great opportunity right now. When we started Ubuntu in year one, we didn’t put a strong push on trying to sell Canonical services, not because we were not interested, but it’s hard to build a business around selling services around an operating system that nobody is using. We knew we needed to gain a user base and momentum before we could sell services. That user base is now there. There is urgency and momentum around that at a level we hadn’t necessarily seen in the first couple years.
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