ChannelRegister have an interview with Mark Shuttleworth on the upcoming path and strategy of Ubuntu.
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Mr Shuttleworth also has a distant intention, somewhere in the future, of recouping some of the $10m a year he funnels into Ubuntu, and trying to turn it into some kind of profitable business.
“We are in this delicate transition phase from being something that's entirely community orientated to something that has this professional wing. So that's something that we have to steer very carefully,” he says.