There is a good overview article on Mark, Ubuntu, and Canonical in the business section of yesterday's New York Times. For those that don't know about Mark and the Ubuntu team it provides some context and history about Mark, Thawte, the creation of Ubuntu Linux and the Canonical business model. There are good quotes from the usual suspects in our community (Chris Di Bona, Ian Murdoch, Matt Asay). I need to disagree with Matt. (I know — that's normal between he and I.) I don't think Mark is going to have a crisis of faith in the business anytime soon. He has always had big visions. In Mark's own words, "It was very clear that I was in a unique situation where I should choose to do things that were not possible otherwise." I think Mark [thankfully] thinks deeply and differently from most people.