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Canonical CEO Jane Silber to step down

Canonical CEO Jane Silber steps down being replaced by Mark Shuttleworth
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Mark Shuttleworth returns at Canonical's helm 7 years after leaving this position and being replaced by Jane Silber. The switch is scheduled to take place in July 2017, Silber moving to the company's Board of Directors.

Mark Shuttleworth left its CEO position at Canonical back in 2010, being replaced by Jane Silber, the company's COO at the time. Ubuntu Linux continued to move in the right direction ever since but also failed to achieve a few key objectives, especially due to its low adoption rate on desktops and the failed Ubuntu phones.

However, Silber recently unveiled in an interview that "Companies such as Google and Intel use Ubuntu on their developer workstations. Further, Internet of Things (IoT) device manufacturers of gateways, networking devices, robots, and drones all use Ubuntu at scale." 

In a recent blog post, Jane Silber highlighted that the company is "entering a new phase of accelerated growth" and that the time has come "to pass the baton to both seasoned hands and a new generation of Canonical leaders." Shuttleworth will get back in charge and Silber will move to the Canonical Board of Directors, both moves being expected to take place in June.

Remains to see how will this move change Ubuntu Linux' direction.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-04-13 (Update: 2017-04-13)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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