Where Does Ubuntu Go From Here?

Article Source Cyber Cynic
December 18, 2009, 8:44 am

Most people were caught by surprise yesterday when Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, the company that backs-up Ubuntu, stepped down as the Linux company’s CEO. But after I thought about it for a bit, the move made perfect sense to me and for where I believe Shuttleworth wants to take Ubuntu.

First: Shuttleworth is a really bright guy. He’s so bright, in fact, that he realizes his limitations. While Shuttleworth is a great startup company guy — he made his fortune by starting and then selling Thawte, an Internet security company — and he knows technology, he’s come to the conclusion that he’s not the right guy to be the CEO of a maturing company.

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