Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Tuesday August 13, 2013

Shuttleworth: Ubuntu Desktop "On Its Own Will Die"

Ars Technica has an interesting article about why Ubuntu’s creator still invests his money in an unprofitable company.

And although Shuttleworth wanted Canonical to be self-sustaining, he didn't threaten to abandon Ubuntu if it lost money. "When we started, I told the team two years," he recently told Ars. "I didn't say, 'till it's profitable.' I said, 'You can count on me for two years. What I want to really see is evidence of a clear path to success and really interesting disruption.'" Now nearly 10 years later, Canonical remains unprofitable.

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