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As I read Mark Shuttlesworth (hope i got it correct) is the one calling the shots through his owned created trust (God bless him). My question is that what will happen if he (God forbid) suddenly withdraws his funds from the Ubuntu project?

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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Jul 21 '11 at 12:00

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bernard we close questions like this particular one because it's answered in its entirety by other threads already. We're not keen on speculative or hypothetical discussions (because there are rarely clear answers) but in this case there have already been good answers on other threads. @phil - I think you'll agree that this isn't really censorship at all. – Oli Jul 21 '11 at 12:50
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As Ubuntu is an established brand, with many supporters and a good reputation most likely some sponsor will buy them out and continue. But this is not going to happen some time soon. Also such a speculative question is usually deleted closed here.

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i find this response from con-f-use as to censorship alarming and depressing – user21985 Jul 21 '11 at 11:23
Sorry if I am being harsh but its responses like your that scare newbies away! Afterall, Ubuntu prides itself as 'Linux for human beings' – Mysterio Jul 21 '11 at 11:42
Say that again! All I wanted was an answer to a sensible question. Its because of people like him they say Ubuntu is not USER FRIENDLY! Lol – Mysterio Jul 21 '11 at 11:46
From the FAQ: "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page." You'll not find questions about next week's weather either. – con-f-use Jul 21 '11 at 12:02
This sort of thing is best discussed on a site best suited for discussions, like ubuntu forums or a mailing list. – Jorge Castro Jul 21 '11 at 13:11

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