Jane Silber

Jane Silber is a board member of Canonical Ltd. and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2010 to 2017.

22 posts by Jane Silber

Canonical announcements

A new vantage point

by Jane Silber on 12 April 2017

I joined Canonical as COO in 2004, excited by the vision of Ubuntu and the possibilities that could unfold from the software, the collaboration with the open source community, the energy of an international, distributed start-up …

Canonical announcements

25 years on and Linux is still going strong

by Jane Silber on 25 August 2016

I embarked on the Linux journey in 2004 when I joined the newly founded Canonical and its not-yet-named Ubuntu team. I knew there was incredible opportunity around Linux but even then it wasn’t clear how pervasive …

Canonical announcements

Notice of Ubuntu Forums breach; user passwords not compromised

by Jane Silber on 15 July 2016

There has been a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums site. We take information security and user privacy very seriously, follow a strict set of security practices and this incident has triggered a thorough investigation. Corrective …

Cloud and server

IBM and Canonical plan Ubuntu support on IBM z Systems Mainframe

by Jane Silber on 17 August 2015

Today, at LinuxCon 2015 in Seattle, Canonical and IBM announced plans to create an Ubuntu distribution for LinuxONE and z Systems. The collaboration with Canonical brings Ubuntu scale-out and cloud expertise to the IBM z Systems …

Ubuntu

Clarification on IP Rights Policy

by Jane Silber on 15 July 2015

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 …

Cloud and server

Introducing Anand Krishnan

by Jane Silber on 13 July 2015

Canonical’s cloud business continues to grow at great speed. Driven by the adoption of Ubuntu as the preferred operating system at both the infrastructure and guest level, partners and customers alike value the automation, interoperability, ease …

Ubuntu

Ten years of Ubuntu

by Jane Silber on 23 October 2014

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 …

Ubuntu

Cycling in London

by Jane Silber on 12 September 2014

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 …

Ubuntu

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

by Jane Silber on 14 July 2014

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 …

Ubuntu

Shutting down Ubuntu One file services

by Jane Silber on 2 April 2014

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, …

Ubuntu

Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums site

by Jane Silber on 21 July 2013

There has been a security breach on the Ubuntu Forums site, ubuntuforums.org. We take information security and user privacy very seriously, and apologise for the breach and ensuing inconvenience. At this time, We have confirmed the …

Ubuntu

Ubuntu helped set the stage for today's inauguration

by Jane Silber on 21 January 2013

Today’s inauguration of Barack Obama to his second term provides a good opportunity to look back at last year’s campaign and appreciate it in a bit more detail. We’ll skip discussion of the adverts, polls, photo …