OSTatic has a re-cap of a much longer interview with Mark Shuttleworth over at TechCentral. They talk to him a lot about his thoughts on the Cloud and Mobile. It’s a great insight into Canonical plans for the future which not surprisingly includes Mobile. The actual interview give Mr. Shuttleworth the chance to explain the thoughts behind the Unity decision and give great insight into where he plans to take the company.
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.