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  • Blog: Clarification on IP Rights Policy

    We are updating our Intellectual Property Rights Policy to clarify the relationship between this policy and the licences of the constituent works in Ubuntu.  Specifically, we are adding a single clause which states: “Ubuntu is an aggregate work of many works, each covered by their own licence(s). For the purposes of determining what you can […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu Security Update on VENOM (CVE-2015-3456) [UPDATED]

    A buffer overflow in the virtual floppy disk controller of QEMU has been discovered. An attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash or execute arbitrary code in the host’s QEMU process. This issue is mitigated in a couple ways on Ubuntu when using libvirt to manage QEMU virtual machines, which includes OpenStack’s […]

  • Blog: Ten years of Ubuntu

    Today marks 10 years of Ubuntu and the release of the 21st version. That is an incredible milestone and one which is worthy of reflection and celebration. I am fortunate enough to be spending the day at our devices sprint with 200+ of the folks that have helped make this possible. There are of course […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu Security Update on Poodle (CVE-2014-3566) and SSLv3 Downgrade Attack

    The following is an update on Ubuntu’s response to the latest Internet emergency security issue, POODLE (CVE-2014-3566), in combination with an SSLv3 downgrade vulnerability. Vulnerability Summary “SSL 3.0 is an obsolete and insecure protocol. While for most practical purposes it has been replaced by its successors TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1, and TLS 1.2, many TLS implementations remain backwards­ […]

  • Blog: Cycling in London

    As the CEO of Canonical, I am proud of the growth of the team in London.  From a team of 5 around a kitchen table in London 10 years ago, the business has grown to 650 employees globally of which over 100 are based in London. Like many businesses in London, one of the most […]

  • Blog: Supporting net neutrality and the Internet Slowdown

    On 10th September 2014, Canonical are joining in with Internet Slowdown day to support the fight for net neutrality. Along with Reddit, Tumblr, Boing Boing, Kickstarter and many more sites, we will be sporting banners on our main sites, www.ubuntu.com and www.canonical.com. If there were Internet slow lanes, you’d still be waiting. Protect Internet freedom. […]

  • Blog: “Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t.”

    The social and business value of having a diverse workforce is well documented.  Equally well documented is the relative lack of women in technology, and in open source. At Canonical we are working hard to build a globally diverse workforce. We are well positioned to do so, particularly building on our open source roots, and […]

  • Blog: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

    Today is a big day for Ubuntu and a big day for cloud computing: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is released. Everyone involved with Ubuntu can’t help but be impressed and stirred about the significance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. We are impressed because Ubuntu is gaining extensive traction outside of the tech luminaries such as Netflix, Snapchat […]

  • Blog: Shutting down Ubuntu One file services

    Today we are announcing plans to shut down the Ubuntu One file services.  This is a tough decision, particularly when our users rely so heavily on the functionality that Ubuntu One provides.  However, like any company, we want to focus our efforts on our most important strategic initiatives and ensure we are not spread too […]

  • Blog: An insight into supporting OpenStack

    It is pretty well known that most of the OpenStack clouds running in production today are based on Ubuntu. Companies like Comcast, NTT, Deutsche Telekom, Bloomberg and HP all trust Ubuntu Server as the right platform to run OpenStack. A fair proportion of the Ubuntu OpenStack users out there also engage Canonical to provide them […]