Canonical and Ubuntu founder/CEO Mark Shuttleworth apparently has a conference call slated for December 17. Channel Marker speculates that the call has something to do with Shuttleworth delegating some day-to-day responsibilities (and maybe even his CEO title...) to COO Jane Silber. I'm on a flight at the moment but will check the situation when I land later today. In the meantime here's some background on Canonical's management team.