My first year working for Canonical draws to a close with my team delivering a new identity for Ubuntu.

I am very proud of the result and would like to thank them for all their hard work. I also want to thank Mark Shuttleworth and Jane Silber for setting out the challenge and for being part of the team.

Ubuntu has a great engineering heritage. It is fast and efficient. Ubuntu gives the world an excellent free and open-source operating system that helps many millions of people achieve their goals. This new identity gives Ubuntu an opportunity to stand up and be noticed. It gives all of us more to enjoy as we work and play.

If Ubuntu were a person it would be that person at the dinner party with great stories and a mind brimming with knowledge; the person you know will enjoy learning from. They know things you want to know, they do things you want to do; you want to be like them because they are amazing!

I am not going to wax lyrical on the meeting of form and function. Many others have written and spoken on that subject. This is a moment for celebration.

We have before us the very finest cloth. Let’s make sure our Ubuntu turns up to the dinner party in the coolest gear!

There is much to do.