mark shuttleworth's a bit of an arse not mentioning Genesi's ARM HW/OS work and developer units etc, or their existing OEM ARM/PPC links in several of the mentioned companies Freescale, IBM ...
"mark shuttleworth said:...
Having played with a prototype ARM netbook, I was amazed at how cool it felt. Even though it was just a prototype it was super-thin, and ran completely cool. It felt like a radical leap forward for the state of the art in netbooks. So I’m a fan of fanless computing, and can’t wait to get one off the shelf ..."
They aren't sponsors, but Canonical are working along side Linaro developers:
Originally Posted by Linaro FAQ
Q4. What is the role of Canonical?
A4. Canonical are an engineering partner working alongside Linaro software developers. Linaro software developers are made up of a mixture of developers from Core and Club Member companies as well as an expanding Community Membership