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Canonical Ltd. is a UK-based privately held computer software company founded and funded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu Linux and related projects. [1]

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Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server, colloquially called Apache, is a free and open-source cross-platform web server, released under the terms of Apache License 2.0.

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APT (Debian)

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions.

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Austin, Texas

Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.

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Beijing, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's second most populous city proper, and most populous capital city.

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Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill (born December 2, 1980) is a free software activist, hacker, and author.

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Björn Michaelsen

Björn Michaelsen is a Director at The Document Foundation, the legal entity behind LibreOffice.

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Board of directors

A board of directors is a recognized group of people who jointly oversee the activities of an organization, which can be either a for-profit business, nonprofit organization, or a government agency.

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Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.

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Bugsy Malone

Bugsy Malone is a 1976 American-British musical gangster comedy film, directed by Alan Parker and featuring only child actors.

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Business model

A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value,Business Model Generation, Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, and 470 practitioners from 45 countries, self-published, 2010 in economic, social, cultural or other contexts.

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Canonical (company)

Canonical Ltd. is a UK-based privately held computer software company founded and funded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu Linux and related projects.

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Chief executive officer

Chief executive officer (CEO) is the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, administrator, or other leader in charge of managing an organization especially an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution.

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Chief financial officer

The chief financial officer (CFO) is the officer of a company that has primary responsibility for managing the company's finances, including financial planning, management of financial risks, record-keeping, and financial reporting.

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Chief operating officer

The chief operating officer (COO), also called the chief operations officer, is one of the highest-ranking executive positions in an organization, comprising part of the "C-Suite".

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Contributor License Agreement

A Contributor License Agreement (CLA) defines the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to a company/project, typically software under an open source license.

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Debian is a Unix-like computer operating system that is composed entirely of free software, and packaged by a group of individuals participating in the Debian Project.

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dpkg is the software at the base of the package management system in the free operating system Debian and its numerous derivatives.

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Event-driven programming

In computer programming, event-driven programming is a programming paradigm in which the flow of the program is determined by events such as user actions (mouse clicks, key presses), sensor outputs, or messages from other programs/threads.

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Free and open-source software

Free and open-source software (FOSS) is software that can be classified as both free software and open-source software.

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Free software

Free software or libre software is computer software distributed under terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as to study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.

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GNOME is a desktop environment composed of free and open-source software that runs on Linux and most BSD derivatives.

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GNU Bazaar

GNU Bazaar (formerly Bazaar-NG, command line tool bzr) is a distributed and client–server revision control system sponsored by Canonical.

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GNU Libtool

GNU Libtool is a computer programming tool from the GNU build system used for creating portable compiled libraries.

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Ian Jackson

Ian Jackson is a long time free software author and Debian developer.

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In Unix-based computer operating systems, init (short for initialization) is the first process started during booting of the computer system.

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Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)

The Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom (often The IPO) is, since 2 April 2007, the operating name of The Patent Office.

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Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann (Mannin), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Jane Silber

Jane Silber is a board member of Canonical Ltd. and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2017.

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Jeff Waugh

Jeff Waugh (also known as "jdub") is an Australian free software and open source software engineer.

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Jono Bacon

Jono Bacon (full name Jonathan Edward James Bacon) is a writer and software engineer, originally from the United Kingdom, but now based in California.

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Juju (software)

Juju is an open source application modelling tool developed by Canonical Ltd..

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Kubuntu is an official flavour of the Ubuntu operating system which uses the KDE Plasma Desktop instead of the GNOME desktop environment.

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Launchpad (website)

Launchpad is a web application and website that allows users to develop and maintain software, particularly open-source software.

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Lexington, Massachusetts

Lexington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States.

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LibreOffice is a free and open source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation.

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Linaro is an engineering organization that works on free and open-source software such as the Linux kernel, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), power management, graphics and multimedia interfaces for the ARM family of instruction sets and implementations thereof as well as for the Heterogeneous System Architecture.

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Linus Torvalds

Linus Benedict Torvalds (born December 28, 1969) is a Finnish-American software engineer who is the creator, and historically, the principal developer of the Linux kernel, which became the kernel for operating systems such as the Linux operating systems, Android, and Chrome OS.

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Linux is a family of free and open-source software operating systems built around the Linux kernel.

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Linux distribution

A Linux distribution (often abbreviated as distro) is an operating system made from a software collection, which is based upon the Linux kernel and, often, a package management system.

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Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is an open-source monolithic Unix-like computer operating system kernel.

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List of Debian project leaders

This is a chronological list of Debian project leaders.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Richard Shuttleworth (born 18 September 1973) is a South African entrepreneur who is the founder and CEO of Canonical Ltd., the company behind the development of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system.

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Microsoft Corporation (abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Millbank Tower

Millbank Tower is a high skyscraper in the City of Westminster at Millbank, by the River Thames in London.

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Mir (software)

Mir is a computer display server and, recently, a Wayland compositor for the Linux operating system that is under development by Canonical Ltd. It was planned to replace the currently used X Window System for Ubuntu, however the plan changed and Mutter was adopted as part of GNOME Shell.

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Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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Planet (software)

In online media, Planet is a feed aggregator application designed to collect posts from the weblogs of members of an Internet community and display them on a single page.

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Pound sterling

The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.

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Private company limited by shares

A private company limited by shares is a class of private limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales, Scotland, certain Commonwealth countries, and the Republic of Ireland.

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Privately held company

A privately held company, private company, or close corporation is a business company owned either by non-governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock (shares) to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the company's stock is offered, owned and traded or exchanged privately.

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Python (programming language)

Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.

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Quickly (software)

Quickly is a framework for creating software programs for a Linux distribution using Python, PyGTK, Glade Interface Designer and Desktop Couch.

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Red Hat

Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community.

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Rosetta Stone

The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele, found in 1799, inscribed with three versions of a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty on behalf of King Ptolemy V.

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São Paulo

São Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil.

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Scott James Remnant

Scott James Remnant (born 18 July 1980) is an open source Software Engineer.

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Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Snappy (package manager)

Snappy is a software deployment and package management system originally designed and built by Canonical for the Ubuntu phone operating system.

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Computer software, or simply software, is a generic term that refers to a collection of data or computer instructions that tell the computer how to work, in contrast to the physical hardware from which the system is built, that actually performs the work.

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Software repository

A software repository, colloquially known as a "repo" for short, is a storage location from which software packages may be retrieved and installed on a computer.

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Southwark Street

Southwark Street is a major street in Bankside in the London Borough of Southwark, in London England, just south of the River Thames.

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Storm (software)

Storm is a Python programming library for object-relational mapping between one or more SQL databases and Python objects.

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Stuart Langridge

Stuart Langridge (also known as 'Aq' or 'Zippy') is a podcaster, developer and author.

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Taipei, officially known as Taipei City, is the capital and a special municipality of Taiwan (officially known as the Republic of China, "ROC").

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Taipei 101

The Taipei 101 / TAIPEI 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan.

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Thawte Consulting (pronounced "thought") is a certificate authority (CA) for X.509 certificates.

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The Document Foundation

The Document Foundation (TDF) is a non-profit organization that promotes open-source document handling software.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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Ubiquity (software)

Ubiquity is the default installer for Ubuntu and its derivatives.

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Ubuntu (operating system)

Ubuntu (stylized as ubuntu) is a free and open source operating system and Linux distribution based on Debian.

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Ubuntu One

Ubuntu One is an OpenID-based single sign-on service operated by Canonical Ltd. to allow users to log onto many Canonical-owned Web sites.

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Ubuntu philosophy

Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity".

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Ubuntu Touch

Ubuntu Touch (also known as Ubuntu Phone) is a mobile version of the Ubuntu operating system that was originally developed by Canonical Ltd. and is now being developed by the UBports community.

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Unity (user interface)

Unity is a graphical shell for the GNOME desktop environment originally developed by Canonical Ltd. for its Ubuntu operating system.

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Upstart is an event-based replacement for the traditional init daemon the method by which several Unix-like computer operating systems perform tasks when the computer is started.

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Version control

A component of software configuration management, version control, also known as revision control or source control, is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a compatibility layer for running Linux binary executables (in ELF format) natively on Windows 10.

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Xubuntu is a Canonical Ltd.–recognized, community-maintained derivative of the Ubuntu operating system.

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