Mark Shuttleworth stepping down as Canonical CEO

Announcement over at his blog. He won't be leaving Canonical or Ubuntu altogether; he'll be taking on another role. Excerpt:

From March next year, I’ll focus my Canonical energy on product design, partnerships and customers. Those are the areas that I enjoy most and also the areas where I can best shape the impact we have on open source and the technology market. I’m able to do this because Jane Silber, who has been COO at Canonical virtually from the beginning, will take on the job of CEO.

Hats off to you, Mr. Shuttleworth. You really made a difference.