[lug] distribution favorites?

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Thu Nov 16 09:19:13 MST 2006

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Sean Reifschneider wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 01:23:56PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> >Ubuntu is supported by a South African who made millions in some kind of high
> >tech computer venture. He spent a few millions on a trip into space on a Russian
> Hundreds of millions, doing Thawte (SSL certificates), which was purchased
> by Verisign...
> The distribution isn't entirely run by volunteers.  Canonical is working to
> commercialize and offer support for Ubuntu, and a lot of the Ubuntu people
> are Canonical employees.  So, it's not really volunteers that are making
> sure that security fixes are back-ported to 10 different versions.
> Thanks,
> Sean

Shuttleworth also set up a $10 million endowment for the Ubuntu Foundation
to protect against him losing interest in Ubuntu.



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