Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Jun 2006 16:18 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Recently, Ubuntu founder and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth spoke with The 451 Group at length about Dapper, Ubuntu, and the trends and development of the open source and free software movements as they relate to enterprise information technology. Last week, we ran Part I of a multi-part series in which The 451 Group presents Shuttleworth's comments along with insight and commentary from 451 Group analysts who cover the worlds of open source and enterprise software."
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RE[5]: shuttleworth gets it
by backdoc on Mon 5th Jun 2006 00:42 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: shuttleworth gets it"
backdoc
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2006-01-14

OK. I don't want to go around in circles on this. We're not that far away on this. You make some good points. All I'm saying is that he took an opportunity that you and I and practically everyone else in the world had the same opportunity to take. But, he's the one that did it. You can't call him lucky for that. And, for that matter, I don't think you can call Britney Spears lucky either. I don't like her stuff. I would never pay money to hear her sing. In fact, I might pay money to not have to hear her music. But, I don't think of people like this as lucky. Anyone can put together the same combination. No one is stopping you from doing it, since you know how it is done.

On pretty much everything thing else I agree with you.

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RE[6]: shuttleworth gets it
by ormandj on Mon 5th Jun 2006 01:40 in reply to "RE[5]: shuttleworth gets it"
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2005-10-09

Hehe. you, myself, and practically everyone else in the world didn't have the same opportunity. I graduated from HS in 2000, and went to uni. No starting a business for me, and 2001 *poof* it's all gone. ;)

You're right though, about nobody stopping me from *doing it* because I have, I own my own data center now. Oddly enough though, even with something to show for my business, including success, nobody has offered me 500 million dollars. ;) Timing is everything, and so is luck!

Other than that, it seems we agree!

Cheers,
David

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