Founded by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu is an award-winning platform with a growing user base both for desktop and server installations. Ubuntu is a complete, Debian-based Linux operating system, developed and supported by a large community committed to the principles and spirit of open source. Ubuntu, which means "humanity to others" or "I am what I am because of who we all are," emphasizes the interconnectedness of the work of many project contributors from around the world and accessibility for all users regardless of language or abilities.
Ubuntu Live is the official, trusted event for the Ubuntu community, welcoming all the different segments within the Ubuntu ecosystem--experts, long-time users, established companies, and newcomers alike in a passionate, energizing environment.
Jane Silber joined Canonical Ltd in 2004, prior to the first release of Ubuntu. Based in London, she currently oversees all business development and operational activities, to include customer support and services, marketing and partnerships, as well as the corporate financial and administrative functions. Prior to joining Canonical, she was Vice President of Command and Control Systems at General Dynamics C4 Systems, and her early career included doing artificial intelligence research and product development for Teijin Ltd in Yokohama, Japan. She holds degrees from the University of Oxford, Vanderbilt University, and Haverford College but believes she has learned more from the Ubuntu community.
Steve George is the Director of Support and Services for Canonical, where he guides the development of Canonical's commercial services. He focuses on the sales, marketing and product development of Canonical's commercial support offering and specialist engineering services. Previously, he worked in the Internet industry in a range of marketing, product management and technical roles. He's been involved with Linux since 1997, ever since someone told him it was a new productivity application.
Chris Kenyon is the Director of Business Development for Canonical. Chris leads the team that ensures that Ubuntu satisfies users' complete computing needs by securing broad support for Ubuntu by leading software, hardware and training vendors. Prior to working with Canonical, Chris set up a successful 'Software as a Service' company servicing the European automotive sector. He has also worked on marketing and branding projects for the Omnicom group for the likes of Infineon Technologies, Acorn Computers, Proctor & Gamble and UBS.
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