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Catching up with Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber – exclusive interview

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Six years ago, Jane Silber met Mark Shuttleworth at a party in London. Having started at Canonical just over a week later, she is now stepping into Shuttleworth’s shoes as the CEO of the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution. Even before working as chief operations officer at Canonical (a role now filled by the OSS live wire and blogger Matt Assey), Silber had an impressive CV, having worked as VP of a $45 million business unit at General Dynamics Corp in the US, as well as holding a portfolio of degrees from Vanderbilt University, the University of Oxford, and Haverford College. We caught up with Jane (virtually at least) on a business trip to Lexington, Massachusetts…

With a few months under your belt, what is the most exciting part of your new role and what are you most looking forward to?

The most exciting thing is seeing the traction Ubuntu has as a mainstream choice for consumers.

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