Sensationalism without substance

Story: Is Canonical Ltd. Financially Insolvent?Total Replies: 6
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May 29, 2013
7:19 PM EDT
First, as Mr. Schmitz himself points out, he has not seen a full P&L statement, making this pretty much meaningless. Second, Mr. Shuttleworth is a multibillionaire last I heard, which means he can cover Canonical's losses for precisely as long as he wishes to do so.

Nothing to see here, move along.

May 29, 2013
9:13 PM EDT

Oh, that is funny. The readers here might think you are angry at me, even though you aren't. Right? Of course you aren't. That's what you told me, Yes?

Seriously, Caitlyn, do the math. Liabilities + Assets is < 0.

I'll wait while you run a tape calculation (taps fingers......)

Yes? Yes! That's insolvency. Score one for Dietrich! High five! ah hem.

So, those numbers are indeed theirs and they don't lie. Ergo, no sensationalism in that.

Alright then. I think that settles it. Feel better. --Dietrich


May 29, 2013
10:44 PM EDT
I have nothing against you. I am not angry at you. Score one? Not hardly. No sensationalism? You talk about Canonical like it's on it's last legs when it's really a play toy for a multibillionaire. What part of that do you not understand?

Dietrich, I defended you from being attacked on my blog. The only comments I deleted were personal attacks against you. However, if you really do want to lose credibility with me you're doing it very well right here.

May 30, 2013
5:05 AM EDT
i (newbie2) posted this article-link on the English ubuntu forum : ... seems like caitlyn 'has more fans' dietrich ... ;-)

May 30, 2013
8:26 AM EDT

Credibility? Please. You are overcompensating. At this juncture, your opinion of me doesn't matter.

You might redeem yourself by removing the post but you are much too worried about your own credibility.


May 30, 2013
10:25 AM EDT
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May 30, 2013
10:53 AM EDT
Keep in mind that Canonical is an international company, so those UK filings aren't going to tell the full story.

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