Ubuntu Makes Business Moves, but No Oracle Deal ... Yet
In a rare public appearence, Mark Shuttleworth talks about Ubuntu, Canonical and his Linux business plans.On the eve of Ubuntu Linuxs Version 6.10 release, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu and its commercial wing, Canonical, held an early morning meeting in London to talk about Ubuntu, Canonical and their business future. Despite the almost endless rumors about an Oracle deal in the works to either buy or partner with Ubuntu, no such deal, according to Shuttleworth, will be announced ... yet.
At the same time, however, he made it clear that there will be a Ubuntu/Oracle partnership in the future. "There has been a tremendous amount of interest in Oracle on Ubuntu, and that will be one of the strategic steps well take in due time," Shuttleworth said.