Ubuntu Sanctions Against Russia

Another sanction decision against Russia came from Canonical. Canonical announced that they are cancelling support, professional services, and channel partnerships with Russian enterprises.

In response to the Russian invasion and acts of war in Ukraine, Canonical has sent notice of termination of support, professional services, and channel partnerships with Russian enterprises. We will not resume such engagements while broad and democratically instituted sanctions on Russia remain in place.

We will not restrict access to security patches for Ubuntu users in Russia – free software platforms like Ubuntu, VPN technologies, and Tor, are important for those who seek news and dialogue outside state control. We will direct any Russian subscription income for such maintenance to Ukrainian humanitarian causes.

We are actively supporting all of our colleagues affected by this war to ensure to the greatest degree possible their financial, emotional and physical safety. We are also supportive of colleagues around the world who have joined the effort to help and house victims and refugees.

As a company and a community, we are appalled by the senseless loss of life, and destruction of property and heritage, underway in Ukraine.

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