Canonical has announced the formation of the new Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, but Mark Shuttleworth says that the CAG will be closed to new members shortly.The announcement about the Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, a group of eight mobile operators that will influence the development of Ubuntu Touch, has been a big surprise.
The founded of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth, has said that they don't actually need too many carriers on board, especially in the beginning.
“CAG members get a period of exclusivity in their markets. We’ll close the CAG to new members shortly. We don’t need a very large group; just a few clear-thinking and thoughtful partners who have experience introducing new platforms. And with this initial group of members, we are all set to get really good insight for a really great launch next year,” stated Mark Shuttleworth.
The CAG is made up, so far, from these eight companies: Deutsche Telekom, Everything Everywhere, Korea Telecom, LG UPlus, Portugal Telecom, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, and a major undisclosed Spanish operator.