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navaneethan
June 25th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Hi all,

We ve known that the canonical company distributes free ubuntu distro CD to any one who are registered in that site..
for free of cost

How it is possible to earn money for manage company's transport expenditure

Also how they are managing themselves with co-workers?

I didn't understand it's concept?

Can anyone explain me exactly what they do??

Revolutionary101
June 25th, 2009, 03:50 AM
I would guess that they receive money from donations and use that to fund projects. The company (Canonical Ltd.) that started Ubuntu also receives money from purchases in the Ubuntu store. Also it is funded by a billionaire named Mark Shuttleworth. Earning money is not the goal of Ubuntu. The goal is to have a free and open operating system that is usable by anyone. The company then charges people for official support with their operating system http://www.ubuntu.com/support/paid. In total Canonical makes around $30 million a year.

There does that answer your question?

philcamlin
June 25th, 2009, 03:51 AM
thats why ubuntu rocks

were funded :D

Viva
June 25th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Shuttleworth pumps a lot of money into ubuntu. The CDS are sponsored by a few others too. As it stands, Canonical is not making any profit, hopefully it will change in the future.

praveesh
June 25th, 2009, 06:51 AM
In total Canonical makes around $30 million a year.

What is the source of this information? Recently I have read an article which states that canonical is not making profit. The same article also points out that Mark said that he had to wait another 2 years to know whether the company will make any profit or not .

CJ Master
June 25th, 2009, 06:55 AM
What is the source of this information? Recently I have read an article which states that canonical is not making profit. The same article also points out that Mark said that he had to wait another 2 years to know whether the company will make any profit or not .

Making money != Making profit. Big difference.

ubuntu27
June 25th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Profit: The monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of raw materials, etc

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/profit

Rainstride
June 25th, 2009, 07:30 AM
What is the source of this information? Recently I have read an article which states that canonical is not making profit. The same article also points out that Mark said that he had to wait another 2 years to know whether the company will make any profit or not .

if I have a business and I make 50 million dollars and spend 51 million, I have not made a profit:).

magmon
June 25th, 2009, 07:52 AM
I think Cannonical is also supported somewhat by the ubuntu merchandise they sell on the site. Personally, I think im gonna buy an ubuntu flash drive and shirt pretty soon here.

praveesh
June 25th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Ok Ok . Understood

KGV Prasad
June 25th, 2009, 12:29 PM
Ok Ok . Understood

Also I found some interesting stuff abt UBUNTU here
http://news.cnet.com/Canonical-seeks-profit-from-free-Ubuntu/2100-7344_3-6123249.html
:o

KGV Prasad
June 25th, 2009, 12:32 PM
I would guess that they receive money from donations and use that to fund projects. The company (Canonical Ltd.) that started Ubuntu also receives money from purchases in the Ubuntu store. Also it is funded by a billionaire named Mark Shuttleworth. Earning money is not the goal of Ubuntu. The goal is to have a free and open operating system that is usable by anyone. The company then charges people for official support with their operating system http://www.ubuntu.com/support/paid. In total Canonical makes around $30 million a year.

There does that answer your question?

I found some thing interesting here related to this http://news.cnet.com/Canonical-seeks-profit-from-free-Ubuntu/2100-7344_3-6123249.htm :)

mikjp
June 25th, 2009, 01:11 PM
Earning money is not the goal of Ubuntu.

It might not be the goal of Ubuntu, but I suppose Canonical aims to make money. At least a lot of money is needed for 200 employees...

richg
June 25th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Volume

Rich

Revolutionary101
June 25th, 2009, 10:56 PM
It might not be the goal of Ubuntu, but I suppose Canonical aims to make money. At least a lot of money is needed for 200 employees...

You are right I bet that those employees would not be happy if they did not get paid for their work.