View Full Version : Who owns Canonical?

Luke has no name
June 26th, 2008, 05:10 PM
Is Mark the sole proprietor, is there a board of directors, and do they release financial statements?

EDIT: I just wiki'ed it. Privately held company with shares, and financials are private.

the question remains:

Finally, when (or will) it become publicly traded?

June 26th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I think it's a privately held Mark Shuttleworth company... No govs require private companies to publicly release their financials... Although, if you hunt around certain Mark articles he indicates something like not breaking even on the initial investment, I'll look around...

June 26th, 2008, 05:59 PM
I'd invest in Canonical if it went public.

June 26th, 2008, 06:10 PM
We have no idea if it will ever become publicaly traded - we certainly have not knowledge of a timescale. :)

June 29th, 2008, 02:04 AM
i don't think there is any need for it to become a plc. publically traded companies are required to constantly appease their shareholders and investors, even if it is to the detriment of the company in the long run. canonical has a small specific role and there is a trust fund set up to keep it going for the forseeable future.