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Title: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: perknh on March 18, 2017, 07:55:26 am
How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu

By Swapnil Bhartiya (http://www.cio.com/author/Swapnil-Bhartiya/) for IDG CONTRIBUTOR NETWORK (http://www.cio.com/contributor-network/signup.html)

http://www.cio.com/article/3181734/linux/how-canonical-makes-money-from-ubuntu.html
Title: Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: mac on March 18, 2017, 08:02:31 am
Ubuntu Advantage....never knew it existed.  Interesting.
Title: Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: scifidude79 on March 18, 2017, 09:30:02 am
Why is Walmart part of the Ubuntu Advantage program? I've never seen any Ubuntu computers at work.

Anyway, interesting read, perknh.  Canonical is a company, so of course they're going to make money.  However, they're smart enough to realize that forcing everyone to pay up front isn't something some companies want to do, or can afford to do.  So, it's this type of thing:  "Here's this.  Now, if you pay a fee you can get this."
Title: Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: perknh on March 18, 2017, 11:47:56 am
Why is Walmart part of the Ubuntu Advantage program? I've never seen any Ubuntu computers at work.

My best guess is that this would be Walmart's servers working behind the scenes --employee payrolls, online shopping, etc...  But, really, I don't know. :-\
Title: Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: mac on March 18, 2017, 11:51:52 am
Quote from THIS ARTICLE  (http://www.zdnet.com/article/walmart-relies-on-openstack/)

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After long consideration, Walmart bet in August 2014 that OpenStack was that technology. It moved its entire ecommerce stack to OpenStack running on Canonical's Ubuntu Linux.


Who knew?   Good guess, Perk.

cheers
Title: Re: How Canonical makes money from Ubuntu
Post by: perknh on March 18, 2017, 12:47:00 pm
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So, the next time someone tells you that OpenStack isn't mature enough to be used in a business product environment, just remind them that the world's largest retailer has bet the house that OpenStack is ready for prime-time. --Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source (http://www.zdnet.com/meet-the-team/us/steven-j-vaughan-nichols/)

It was a smart move on Walmart's part. ;) 

Here's Wikipedia's article (which is still in development) on OpenStack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStack).  OpenStack's list of users (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStack#Users) is quite astonishing --PayPal, CERN. NSA, AT&T, Intel, BBC, eBay... etc. :o