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    Question How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    Hi,

    I would like to know if it's possible to donate money to Ubuntu.

    This thread points to the Contribute page, but I can't find any link pointing me to donate money (only efforts, technical skills etc.). This is the only relevant thread found by the "Check if Already Posted" tool here.

    Googling "ubuntu donate", I also found the "Desktop Questions" link, but when I define what I want to donate and click to Pay with PayPal, I get a very small text saying "You are not authorized to access this page", which seems to me like a generated, internal error.

    So, is there a place where I can donate?

    Thank you.

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    Not a support request - moved to cafe
    Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    Please refer to this: Ubuntu donations funding

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    The donate page is shown when you try to download an ubuntu release. Go to http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop then click any of the download links. (I don't know why they make it hard to find).

    You might also want to look at the Ongoing crowdfunding campaigns thread (go to the last page to see campaigns that are currently active). Or go to the web pages of programs you use and donate directly to them.

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    OK, Thank you for the answers.

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    This thread seems like the most germane place for this comment:
    When making a donation at the download page (with the sliders for how much to donate on behalf of which causes), the redirect to paypal doesn't ever redirect back to any ubuntu related page. Clicking the "return to canonical" link just lands at the paypal main page. Not a huge deal, but an acknowledgement page for the donation would be nice, otherwise it looks like something didn't happen correctly.

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    Now that I'm home, more details to those who may be interested:

    1. The contribute page (the one I linked under "Desktop Questions", above) wasn't working when I asked. As I said, I was getting this error about lack of authorization.
    2. After reading the answers, I tried again and somehow it worked. I was successfully redirected to the PayPal page and I was able to donate some.
    3. I believe it was some kind of temporary error since even the link I posted above now works (i.e., successfully redirects you to the PayPal page, no more authorization errors).

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    Re: How do I donate money to Ubuntu?

    I paid $10 for the download of 14.04.

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