Mark Shuttleworth

The saga of Ubuntu-maker Canonical‘s IPO efforts now stretches back quite a few years. I think the first time I talked to the company’s founder Mark Shuttleworth about going public…

Canonical now hopes to IPO in 2023

SpaceX has a new partner for commercial private astronaut flights aboard its Dragon spacecraft: Space Adventures, a private space tourism company that has already launched private astronauts including Anousheh Ansari,…

SpaceX and a new partner announce space tourism launches on Dragon starting as early as 2021

More than 12,000 attendees gathered this week in San Diego to discuss all things containers, Kubernetes and cloud-native at KubeCon. Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool, turned five this year, and…

Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon

At the Open Infrastructure Summit, which was previously known as the OpenStack Summit, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth used his keynote to talk about the state of open-source foundations — and…

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth on dueling open-source foundations

It’s been 14 years since Mark Shuttleworth first founded and funded Canonical and the Ubuntu project. At the time, it was mostly a Linux distribution. Today, it’s a major enterprise…

Canonical plans to raise its first outside funding as it looks to a future IPO

After IBM announced its plans to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion, pundits quickly started speculating about when Red Hat competitors like Suse and Canonical would sell, as well. Canonical…

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth says he has no plans to sell anytime soon

For a long time, traditional IT resisted the cloud, but that has changed in recent years as companies have come to realize that they can’t survive without the agility, scalability…

Managed private cloud stacks trying to find their way in the enterprise

Docker’s container-style approach to distributing and running apps on any platform has been a big boost to helping patch up some of the fragmentation in the world of Linux. Now,…

Ubuntu’s container-style Snap app packages now work on other Linux distributions

Mark Shuttleworth is the founder and former CEO of Canonical, the commercial company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Today he holds the position “Lead Product Design”, a role in which…

Mark Shuttleworth is Passionate About Canonical, Patents, and Space

In Praise Of Piracy

9:29 am PST • February 5, 2011

I’ve had to think a lot about digital rights management lately. Not that I wanted to. But I recently did some eye-opening contract software development for a DRM-heavy media app,…