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mirkander
November 24th, 2015, 11:11 PM
Why not make a page with donations more visible ,and also with the names of donors, as linux mint or ubuntu mate?
I think this would encourage donations.

Old_Grey_Wolf
November 25th, 2015, 12:06 AM
There are many ways to donate. Help on the forum, testing, bug reports, bug fixes, etc. I don't think emphasizing monetary donations would be productive.

QIII
November 25th, 2015, 12:07 AM
We wouldn't be the people to make that suggestion to.

We're just users like you.

We aren't employed by Canonical and don't make decisions about their web design.

grahammechanical
November 25th, 2015, 12:44 AM
You also have to consider the philosophy behind Ubuntu.


Linux was already established as an enterprise server platform in 2004, but free software was not a part of everyday life for most computer users. Thatís why Mark Shuttleworth gathered a small team of developers from one of the most established Linux projects ó Debian ó and set out to create an easy-to-use Linux desktop: Ubuntu.


The vision for Ubuntu is part social and part economic: free software, available to everybody on the same terms, and funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical.




http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu

(http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu)Some Linux distributions have basically two editions. A free to download, install & use edition and a paid for enterprise edition. And that is how the owners of those distributions make money. But it is not the path chosen for Canonical the supporter of Ubuntu.

Regards

flocculant
November 25th, 2015, 06:05 PM
We wouldn't be the people to make that suggestion to.

We're just users like you.

We aren't employed by Canonical and don't make decisions about their web design.

Bring it up on the community mailing list https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-community-team


You also have to consider the philosophy behind Ubuntu.

http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu

(http://www.ubuntu.com/about/about-ubuntu)Some Linux distributions have basically two editions. A free to download, install & use edition and a paid for enterprise edition. And that is how the owners of those distributions make money. But it is not the path chosen for Canonical the supporter of Ubuntu.

Regards

That said - they DO ask for donations now and have done for some while. So Canonical HAVE chosen to ask for people to divvy up - it's just only shown when someone goes to the download page as well you know.

PaulW2U
November 25th, 2015, 06:14 PM
Why not make a page with donations more visible ,and also with the names of donors, as linux mint or ubuntu mate?
I think this would encourage donations.
Linux Mint is not an official Ubuntu flavour.

We wouldn't be the people to make that suggestion to.
We aren't employed by Canonical and don't make decisions about their web design.
A common misconception. :)

And that is how the owners of those distributions make money. But it is not the path chosen for Canonical the supporter of Ubuntu.
Agreed.

That said - they DO ask for donations now and have done for some while. So Canonical HAVE chosen to ask for people to divvy up - it's just only shown when someone goes to the download page as well you know.
Am I right in thinking that donations from the community go back to the community and only the community to help promote/develop Ubuntu and its official flavours?

flocculant
November 25th, 2015, 06:22 PM
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Am I right in thinking that donations from the community go back to the community and only the community to help promote/develop Ubuntu and its official flavours?

The monies that 'people' mark as donations to community on the download page (http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/contribute/?version=14.04.3&architecture=amd64) are available for members of the community. Latest Donations report (https://docs.google.com/document/d/12hPFPlg5Q_V-d9_jLf0mFUmRhygOHD5YXeuTvGxXDI0/edit)

QIII
November 25th, 2015, 06:54 PM
They don't just hand it out, though. You have to justify it and go through an application process.

I got a piece of hardware to test because it seemed problematic based on the number of questions posed here and on AU. I had to agree to publish my results, which I did in a pretty long blog article.

flocculant
November 25th, 2015, 07:00 PM
All in all the donations for Community use are a positive thing in my opinion, just in case anyone thinks I mean different.

mirkander
November 26th, 2015, 06:44 PM
I agree with you. I like contribute to the improvement of Ubuntu, sometimes also with donations. Unfortunately downloading Ubuntu from italian or french site, there are no requests to make a donation.