Canonical says Ubuntu and broader open supply assist providers are utterly unaffected by the coronavirus outbreak, as every little thing is operating usually due to a collection of measures.

First and foremost, Canonical says it’s now working 100 % remotely “and may maintain that posture indefinitely.” Not solely that some staff had been already working remotely, however extra workers is now requested to remain residence amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

“With distant colleagues by default, and a coverage of versatile workplace work, Canonical was nicely positioned for the changes wanted globally to sluggish the unfold of COVID-19. We have given our groups house and time to make sure these susceptible near them are shielded as attainable, and to allow them to make any wanted childcare preparations,” Canonical says.

“We have moved the groups who beforehand did work in places of work – finance, design, inside gross sales and gadget enablement – to distant work, and assigned mentors to these teams for the transition.”

Engineers working from residence in over 40 nations

Additionally, Canonical says it’s additionally making ready for the potential for a few of its staff to contract the brand new coronavirus, wherein case it needs every little thing to proceed to function usually.

“We have deliberate for as much as 15% of our colleagues to be unable to work at any given time, both personally in poor health or taking good care of somebody within the rapid household who’s in poor health. All service supply groups have the wanted capability and have adjusted schedules accordingly,” Canonical explains.

Mark Shuttleworth, CEO, Canonical, says the safety replace protection must also be unaffected by the brand new coronavirus outbreak.

As far because the technical assist is worried, engineers working from residence are distributed globally, with workers at present primarily based in over 40 nations. Furthermore, if a selected area is affected by COVID-19, backups are already ready, with different workers from totally different areas able to step in.