Canonical (company)


Canonical Ltd
TypePrivate company limited by shares[1]
IndustryComputer software
Founded5 March 2004 (2004-03-05)
FounderMark Shuttleworth et al.
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Mark Shuttleworth (CEO)
Neil French (COO)
Seb Butter (CFO)
Jane Silber (board member & former CEO)
ProductsUbuntu Linux, Launchpad, Bazaar
ServicesLandscape, Ubuntu Advantage
RevenueIncrease US$138 million (2020)[2][3]: 2 
Increase US$6.2 million (2018)[3]: 8 
Increase US$20 million (2020)[2]
Total assetsDecrease US$358 million (2018)[3]: 9 
Total equityIncrease -US$68.4 million (2018)[3]: 9 
Number of employees
505 (2020)[2][3]: 2 
SubsidiariesCanonical Group Ltd
Canonical USA Inc.
Canonical China Ltd (Chinese: 科能(上海)软件科技有限公司)
Canonical Brasil Ltda
Canonical Canada Ltd
Canonical Ltd Taiwan Br. (Chinese: 英屬曼島商肯諾有限公司臺灣分公司)
Websitewww.canonical.com
Footnotes / references
Formerly "M R S Virtual Development Ltd"[4]
Ubuntu, the company's main product

Canonical Ltd.[5] is a UK-based privately held computer software company founded and funded by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth to market commercial support and related services for Ubuntu and related projects. Canonical employs staff in more than 30 countries and maintains offices in London, Austin, Boston, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Tokyo and the Isle of Man.[6][7]

  1. ^ The Isle of Man Companies Registry, Annual Return 2005 for Company no. 110334C (non-distributable, available for a fee of £1.00)
  2. ^ a b c "Canonical 2020 Fiscal Year".
  3. ^ a b c d e Canonical Group Limited (21 December 2018). "Canonical Group Limited: Report and Financial Statements: Year Ended 31 March 2018".
  4. ^ "Company no. 110334C". The Isle of Man Companies Registry. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2005. [ Previous names: ] M R S VIRTUAL DEVELOPMENT LIMITED [ Name type: ] PREVIOUS
  5. ^ UK registered trademark #EU004059218 "CANONICAL", filed 29 September 2004.
  6. ^ "About Canonical". Canonical Ltd. Archived from the original on 21 August 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2012. We've come a long way since our launch in 2004. We now have over 800 staff in more than 42 countries, and offices in London, Austin, Boston, Taipei, Montreal, Shanghai, São Paulo and the Isle of Man.
  7. ^ "Canonical | Contact us".

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