I am going to introduce Ubuntu to some new users (students in this case). Usually, I talk about the history of Ubuntu, how Ubuntu started, who has built Ubuntu in the past, and who decides the road Ubuntu takes.
Of course, you can't talk about the history of Ubuntu without mentioning Mark Shuttleworth. I would quite like to have a question on Ask Ubuntu to point new users to, so this is it!
Who is Mark Shuttleworth, and how is he related to Ubuntu?