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    Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    I didn't know this was possible, but I just found out about this, here: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved/donate

    I think this should be more publicized. Have you guys donated to Ubuntu before? And does Canonical publish how much they receive in donations? I know Linux Mint does this on a monthly basis.
    This should be a sticky, or a bug 'cos it ain't a feature

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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    Can I create a comparative $ per hour and write it as donation amount?
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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    I don't know of to many open source projects that don't accept donations.

    I don't know if they publish their total anywhere.

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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    That's cool. However, being that Canonical is a for-profit company, you won't be able to declare your donation as a tax deduction (as far as I know and I am not providing any tax advice here). It be more of a "gift" than a donation. If it were a non-profit organization, it'd be a different story.

    You're probably better off financially supporting Canonical by buying some Ubuntu One services. You'd get the added value of the service there. I'd hope anyone using Ubuntu who is considering "cloud" storage or a music purchase would strongly consider supporting Ubuntu in their purchase decisions.

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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    Well, my intension is to give back to the Devs and the people behind this great distro. I don't care if it's tax deductible or not really, it would be a plus if it were.

    Erik's advice is another option that I haven't thought of. Cool.
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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    I didn't, because ReactOS has more use for my money than canonical does.
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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    Quote Originally Posted by ErikNJ View Post
    That's cool. However, being that Canonical is a for-profit company, you won't be able to declare your donation as a tax deduction (as far as I know and I am not providing any tax advice here).
    You're not donating to Canonical; you're donating to the Ubuntu Project, which is a separate non-profit entity.
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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    You're not donating to Canonical; you're donating to the Ubuntu Project, which is a separate non-profit entity.
    That may be true. However, the paypal is to "Canonical Ltd."

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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    I haven't donated to Ubuntu itself, but I have donated to open source software that runs on it.

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    Re: Did you make a donation for Ubuntu (Canonical)?

    There are so many better charities than open source software. Ones that actually help people.

    And even among open source software, why would I donate to Ubuntu, which is sponsored by a for-profit company headed by a millionaire? I'd much rather give to an upstream project which could make much better use of that money.

    So no.

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