|Founded||July 1, 2005|
|Founder||Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd.|
|Mark Shuttleworth, Benjamin Mako Hill, Colin Watson, James Troup|
The Ubuntu Foundation is a purpose trust founded by South African Mark Shuttleworth and Canonical Ltd. to ensure the long-term maintenance of the Ubuntu Linux distribution independently of the commercial activities of Canonical Ltd. Its initial funding commitment is $10M.
Although it was originally announced that the Ubuntu Foundation would employ core members of the Ubuntu community as of 2008, the Foundation remains dormant. Mark Shuttleworth describes it as an "emergency fund" in the event that Canonical's involvement in the Ubuntu project ends.
- Hill, Benjamin Mako. "Announcing Launch of ($10m) Ubuntu Foundation". ubuntu-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved August 31, 2010.
- "Advisory Board". Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
Benjamin Mako Hill … is on the boards of Software Freedom International, the Free Software Foundation, and the Ubuntu Foundation.
- "New Ubuntu Foundation Announced". Canonical Ltd. Retrieved August 31, 2010.
- The Ubuntu Foundation on ubuntu.com
- Ubuntu Community Council
- Ubuntu Technical Board
- New Foundation Boosts Ubuntu Linux
- The Ubuntu Foundation and Debian
- US$10 million Ubuntu Foundation launched
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