Kubuntu finds a sponsor: Blue Systems
For those who don’t know Netrunner is based on Kubuntu and sponsored by Blue Systems. From 12.10 onward Kubuntu will be sponsored by Blue Systems too, this comes after Canonical decided to focus all their resources to Ubuntu and its Unity-based interface, ending Kubuntu’s official status as part of the Ubuntu family.
Kubuntu will continue to be a community driven project, and a successful one. Being the most used Linux operating system in Brazil, it’s no wonder why the Latin American flavor of Akademy will be happening in the country of samba and bossa nova.
Blue systems is also the sponsor of several other projects: Linux Mint (KDE), KDE Folderview, Muon Software Center (QML Port), KDE Menu Editor (QML Port) and kde-gtk-config.
Sources: Kubuntu, Blue Systems.
Mathematics and Philosophy student at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Hopes to study and get a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, and therefore achieve his dream of being one in a million (a matter of career and occupation statistics). Has been using Linux distributions since he was 12 years old, and built KDE from source on a weekly basis when the transition from 3.x to 4.x was unfolding. Also deeply interested in economics studies, specially on making fun of how equilibrium theories, by virtue of arguing about long-run equilibrium, are useless.
(In John Maynard Keynes' wise words: "The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again.").