Linux Magazine names Canonical as top 20 companies to watch in 2007

Canonical Ltd today announced that it has been named one of the ‘Top 20 Companies to Watch in 2007’ by Linux Magazine. Canonical was selected as one of the companies best positioned in the coming year to spur Linux and Open Source adoption, while delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.

Jane Silber, Canonical spokesperson said, “2007 is an important year for us. Canonical will continue to drive the adoption of open source among businesses helping them to lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). This year will see us enter into key partnerships with software, hardware and OEM partners to deliver leading-edge business systems, and recruit a worldwide network of training partners to deliver classroom-based and e-learning courses to help System Administrators gain an ‘Ubuntu Certified Professional’ status.”

Canonical is committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. Canonical staff, and software, have deep roots in the open source community and a proven track record of success in the commercial software industry. Team members include leaders from the Gnome, Linux, Debian and Bazaar open source projects, helping Canonical to stay at the forefront of the rapidly changing open source software world.

Jane continued, “We are extremely proud to receive this accolade. Everyone who has contributed to Canonical and its open source projects deserves this. I am positive this recognition will continue to inspire and encourage an already motivated team of employees and community of contributors.”
Canonical is the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu the world’s most popular Linux distribution. The fundamental freedoms of Ubuntu allow everyone, from home to enterprise users, to deploy Ubuntu without restriction. For deployments which require additional service guarantees, full telephone and online support on commercial terms is available globally from the Global Support Services team at Canonical Ltd and its service partners.

About the Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch List

The Linux Magazine 20 Companies to Watch list features the vendors that are making a significant impact on the next-generation of Linux and Open Source adoption. Linux Magazine selects companies that have the ability to spur Open Source adoption in all facets of Information Technology, are technology and service innovators, and develop practical solutions for the Open Enterprise. Please visit www.linuxmagazine.com for more information.

About Canonical

Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise.

Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and individual technologists.

With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. Canonical is a privately held company.

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