With the recent decisions of Canonical to do more upstream development like UnityNext, Mir and UbuntuTouch the
Ubuntu Engineering team took some fundamental decisions to help funding this development.
After a long, heated, team internal discussion it was decided that we no longer want to be a cost factor for
Canonical and that Ubuntu development will be split out into it’s own company under the umbrella of the
Ubuntu Foundation. The new company will be called “Ubuntu Engineering Ltd.” and will be seeking a listing at
worldwide stock markets within the next 5 years.
To make developing Ubuntu a more a more profitable thing for you as a developer and volunteer we worked out a
new upload concept which is just being put into place on launchpad right now.
* Each upload of a source package will be charged to your launchpad account with €0.05 (we picked the Euro here
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