The Canonical and Ubuntu founder was interviewed there by theCUBE, who were very curious to know what the state of Ubuntu Linux was these days, given that Mark Shuttleworth shocked the Open Source community when he announced last month that development of the Unity interface was shut down, along with the convergence vision.
Of course, Mark Shuttleworth answered that his dream was always for Ubuntu to go mainstream on desktop, cloud, and IoT, but things don’t always go the way we want them to. According to Shuttleworth, Ubuntu appears to be the de facto standard for cloud computing and data centers.
In the interview, Shuttleworth confesses that he thinks Ubuntu on the desktop will remain important to Canonical in supporting developers, who are the blood life of free software, Open Source, and IT innovation, but as a business Canonical chooses to focus on the cloud and IoT (Internet of Things).
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht