At Linux-Watch, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols discuss if and how Ubuntu can make the transition from community to commercial.
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Canonical Ltd., Mark Shuttleworth's UK-based company, has never made a secret of the fact that it has intended to support Ubuntu both as a free of cost Linux and as a commercial venture.
That last part, though, has often been overlooked. During the last year-and-a-half, however, it has become clear that Canonical is moving toward making a real business of providing commercial support and customized distributions for business Ubuntu users.