Shuttleworth to step down but not leave Ubuntu...

Mark Shuttleworth the founder and the voice behind Ubuntu will step down as the CEO of Canonical turning over the reigns to Jane Silber the current COO.  Mr. Shuttleworth will not be leaving the company but moving to focus on his passions and let Jane Silber focus on the commercial enterprise.  The article found here explains that he will be linux Linus is for the Kernel.  He will focus on being technical and design issues.  This should allow the company to become more commercial and still maintain the community focus as it has in the past.  So I now expect to see more stuff about using Ubuntu on corporate front. This has been an area they haven't been able to make significant strides into against the incumbents of Red Hat and Novell.  Should be interesting to watch.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.