Ubuntu Forums was created by Ryan Troy (ubuntu-geek) in October 2004. The forum quickly escalated as a popular resource for Ubuntu users and was deemed the Official Ubuntu Forum in November 2004. Ryan continued to host and maintain the forum at his own expense until March 2006 when Canonical graciously offered to bear all costs associated with the forum. In June, 2007, the forum's domain, license and assets were transfered to Canonical. They now retain sole ownership of Ubuntu Forums.
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Ryan continues to maintain the forum and serves on the Forums Council with Mike, KiwiNZ, Matthew and Jdong.