I've written before about Canonical/Ubuntu's continuing rise in the world of GNU/Linux, and the following fits that pattern nicely:
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Canonical has become a member of the Foundation.
The Linux Foundation has already established itself as an important focus of open source activity; adding the ambitious Canonical crowd to the mix is only likely to make that tendency more pronounced.
That's certainly to be welcomed: one of the long-running problems with the free software ecosystem is its fragmented nature, which makes it hard to get its message out and to take concerted action against threats. The more that the Linux Foundation becomes a forum for helping to make both happen, the better it will be for everyone in this sector.