December 17, 2009

Shuttleworth Stepping Down as Canonical Head, Silber New CEO in 2010

Today it was announced on Linux.com that Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth Stepping Down as Canonical Head. He will be replaced by current Canonical COO Jane Silber. As for now, we are told not to expect many changes as far as day-to-day activities go.

"We intend the transition to be a smooth one so in the immediate term it will be business as usual. Over the medium and long term we think this will better align the skills that each of us has and therefore there should be positive benefits for all who are involved in the Ubuntu and Canonical universes," wrote Silber

What are your thoughts on what this means for Kubuntu and Linux Mint? (And other offshoots of Ubuntu)? Were you surprised? I have to admit I was a little.

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

source: Shuttleworth Stepping Down as Canonical Head, Silber New CEO in 2010