The Canonical Ltd. is the private society behind the development of Ubuntu. It was founded in 2004 by Mark Shuttleworth.
With a shocking announcement that could be easily mistaken for an April fools, Mark Shuttleworth announced Canonical will end any form of investments in Unity 8: the phone and converge shell.
This week Microsoft has announced that PowerShell, a shell born to compensate the crippled Windows CMD, is now Open Source! At the same time, Microsoft released an alpha version for Linux and macOS.