"Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced Wednesday that his company,
Canonical, will hire professional designers and interaction experts to
improve the usability of the Linux desktop software ecosystem. They will
work closely with upstream developers to bring a better experience to users
of the open source operating system... He emphasizes the importance of
making usability enhancement a community-driven effort. He acknowledges that
improving usability across the entire scope of the desktop software
ecosystem is a daunting challenge, but he believes that the collaborative
spirit of the open software development model can get the job done."
A necessary step in getting open source software ready for a more mainstream
market. Is anyone here working on this?