Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Feb 2006 17:59 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "Mark Shuttleworth is the founder of Thawte, the first certification authority to sell public SSL certificates. After selling Thawte to Verisign, Mark moved on to training as an astronaut in Russia and visiting space. Once he got back he founded Ubuntu, the leading GNU/Linux distribution. He agreed on releasing a quick interview to Free Software Magazine." One of the more interesting quotes: "With Ubuntu, it's still too early to say we've been successful. My personal goal is to make the distro sustainable - then there will be a team that pays its own way and can focus on producing the best free software desktop on the planet without my interference!"
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RE: the finishing stroke!!
by xDisruptor on Mon 20th Feb 2006 20:35 UTC in reply to "the finishing stroke!!"
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As an observative reader noted, Shuttleworth always had clear mission statements no matter what he did. I wouldn't take lightly what he says given that he has already created successful companies from scratch and has flown into space - all because of this man's resolve. Never underestimate a man that has shown such determination in his life. To be frank I got the feeling that he would have said that about MS (somewhere) by merely reading this guy's bio. I don't mean to give a wild flight of fancy but his bio is one very inspiring read.

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