Displaying items by tag: Mark Shuttleworth

The forthcoming Ubuntu release, Lucid Lynx, has a lot of good things going for it but one little change is causing a great deal of angst among users. That change is the switching of the window buttons that enable one to close, maximise or minimise a window from the right to the left.

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When Red Hat employee Matthew Garrett stood up to deliver a talk at the recent Australian national Linux conference on "The Linux community: what is it and how to be a part of it", he wasn't prepared for at least one of the questions that followed.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 15 February 2010 10:47

I'm not driven by Microsoft hatred: Shuttleworth

Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth says his creation of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux operating system is not motivated in any way by animosity towards Microsoft.
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The Software Freedom Law Centre's Bradley Kuhn has criticised Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth for making what it terms a "false statement" about copyright assignment.
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Canonical chief executive Mark Shuttleworth has called for an uniform copyright assignment policy for contributors to free and open source software projects.

Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 18 December 2009 00:44

Shuttleworth steps down as Ubuntu chief

The head of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, has announced that he will be stepping down from the role of chief executive and handing over to Jane Silber, the company's chief operating officer.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 23 November 2009 05:34

Debian looking at development freeze by March

The Debian GNU/Linux project is looking at a development freeze in March next year for its next release, Squeeze, the project leader Steve McIntyre says.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 18 November 2009 05:51

Why Ubuntu release schedules should be changed

Since the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution kicked off five years ago, it has been churning out release after release every six months.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 12 November 2009 04:32

Ubuntu chief responds to sexism allegations

Mark Shuttleworth, the chief of Canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, has finally spoken out to counter charges of sexism which have been levelled against him recently.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 12 November 2009 02:35

Ubuntu devs fix some showstopper bugs

The Ubuntu development team has identified a couple of problems which could have been behind complaints from a small subset of users who found the upgrade from older releases to Karmic Koala (version 9.10) a difficult process.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 10 November 2009 04:01

LinuxToday editor calls Shuttleworth 'sexist twit'

LinuxToday managing editor Carla Schroder has described Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth as a "sexist twit" over some answers he gave at a Q and A held during an open week for the latest Ubuntu release.
Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 08:29

Ubuntu 9.10: confidence riding high at Canonical

There is a growing confidence evident in the Canonical camp as the countdown begins to October 29, the date for the official release of Ubuntu 9.10.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 21 October 2009 08:52

Geek feminists score a point over detractor

Perl developer Kirrily Robert, who runs the Geek Feminism blog, has managed to score a couple of points over a male developer who has been posting nasty comments about women in FOSS to various online forums.
Published in Open Sauce
Friday, 16 October 2009 10:16

Ubuntu sucks says Eeebuntu developer

The popular Ubuntu Linux distribution has received criticism from an unexpected corner and its ASUS Eee netbook users are likely to be left with an unworkable system when Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala hits the Internet later this month.

Published in The Linux Distillery
Friday, 02 October 2009 06:11

Why Matt Zimmerman should quit Canonical

The chief technology officer of Canonical, Matt Zimmerman, has put himself in an untenable position after he took a public stance that a remark made by his boss in a keynote was sexist.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 01 October 2009 07:13

Pictures that speak a thousand words

A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words. That's one of the truisms in journalism and it has never been misproved.
Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 30 September 2009 07:23

Shuttleworth employee calls boss's remark sexist

The chief technology officer of Canonical, the company founded by open source entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth, has come right out and termed a remark made by his boss at the recent LinuxCon in Portland, Oregon, sexist.
Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 28 September 2009 06:38

Ubuntu gets set to mark fifth birthday

The new kid on the GNU/Linux block is getting long in the tooth. In about three weeks, Ubuntu will be five years old.
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Friday, 25 September 2009 06:56

Geek feminist jumps the gun on Shuttleworth speech

Open source consultant Kirrily Robert, who runs a blog called Geek Feminism, has taken Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth to task over words he allegedly used in a talk given at a conference.
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Thursday, 13 August 2009 05:58

Debian-Ubuntu debate: an upstream view

Ever since the release team of the Debian GNU/Linux Project announced that it would be adopting a time-based freeze for future releases, there has been much debate about it on the project's mailing lists.
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