Guitars, Paramedics, Linux, and Me

October 31, 2008

Linux as “The Business”. We could do better if we needed to do better.

Filed under: Linux — S. Kindley @ 12:27 am
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Cnet News offered up an article about how Ubuntu distributor/sponsor/providor Canonical is not profitable. I found a couple of quotes in the article from Mark Shuttleworth to be very interesting.

“I have no objection to funding the business for another three to five years,” he said in a conference call Monday. “I certainly have the patience to see us through any downturn. I think this downturn is going to be very good for Canonical…Canonical is not cash-flow positive, but our offering is very effective for those who want to pinch their pennies.”

and this one in particular:

“If we needed to, we probably could be profitable in two years,” by focusing on the core operations such as the server version, he said.

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