Interview with Mark Shuttleworth: The Business Ecology of Ubuntu

ubuntu_11.jpg OpenBusiness took the opportunity at MiniBar to interview Mark Shuttleworth and he took us on a space ride through the Ubuntu galaxy Open Source land. Using our new, sophisticated Edirol R-09 MP3 recorder Mark told us about Ubuntu’s unique business model – being absolutely free to use – but making a revenue in the surrounding ecology. Listen to our first TechTalk [audio:shuttleworth_int_SHORT.mp3]

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  1. [...] April 26th, 2007 OpenBusiness took the opportunity at MiniBar to interview Mark Shuttleworth and he took us on a space ride through the Ubuntu galaxy Open Source land. Using our new, sophisticated Edirol R-09 MP3 recorder Mark told us about Ubuntu’s unique business model – being absolutely free to use – but making a revenue in the surrounding ecology.[… read full story] Posted by pingfoo Filed in Interview, Linux, Tech, News [...]

  2. [...] April 26th, 2007 OpenBusiness took the opportunity at MiniBar to interview Mark Shuttleworth and he took us on a space ride through the Ubuntu galaxy Open Source land. Using our new, sophisticated Edirol R-09 MP3 recorder Mark told us about Ubuntu’s unique business model – being absolutely free to use – but making a revenue in the surrounding ecology.[… read full story] Posted by pingfoo Filed in Linux, Tech, News [...]

  3. [...] Canonical is the company that maintains Ubuntu Linux, and Canonical’s president, Mark Shuttleworth, recently sat down with OpenBusiness and discussed Canonical’s business model. Shuttleworth bleeds Web 2.0, and talks about making money from the goods and services that are the “ecosystem” surrounding the Ubuntu platform. In a way, this sounds like what Google does, but Shuttleworth wasn’t really clear about what the “ecosystem” is or what the components are that will earn money for Canonical. [...]

  4. [...] OpenBusiness » Blog Archive » Interview with Mark Shuttleworth: The Business Ecology of Ubuntu In a new interview with the OpenBusiness project, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth explains the Ubuntu business-model. He gives away a free, high-quality version of Linux but makes money from the “ecosystem” of services surrounding Ubuntu. (tags: linux opensource ubuntu business) [...]

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    [...] OpenBusiness » Blog Archive » Interview with Mark Shuttleworth: The Business Ecology of Ubuntu – Mark told us about Ubuntu’s unique business model – being absolutely free to use – but making a revenue in the surrounding ecology. [...]

  6. [...] * OpenBusiness sat down with Mark Shuttleworth for an interview. Mark talks about figuring out how to make a sustainable ecosystem around free software and how to make the econsystem pay for itself. The attraction of Linux cannot be a single killer application, but the system as a whole. Listen to the interview: http://www.openbusiness.cc/2007/04/24/interview-with-mark-shuttleworth-how-to-make-a-business-out-of-free-software/ [...]

  7. [...] Interesting enough this interview with Mark Shuttleworth, a rich South-African leading the Ubuntu initiative which talks about the Ubuntu business model and about how the world is “relatively flat” but… it is getting better. [...]

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