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Re: Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project



thank you so much for your support, your contributions help a lot to keep Ubuntu Touch going. In fact, our patreon just today hit 500$ a month, that will cover most of our expenses to pay for servers and infrastructure.

About asking Canonical for financial support: It'd be pretty darn amazing to have their support, but I don't think that will happen and it would be a little awkward to ask for that. It's not their project anymore, so it's not their obligation to fund it. They poured a lot of money into Ubuntu Touch, Unity 8 and convergence and we're thankful for that. But we understand that they have to cut some costs to stop the company from making huge losses, so it would probably be inappropriate to ask them for funding.

All the best,

Jan Sprinz (aka. NeoTheThird, community manager at UBports)

On 16.04.2017 10:54, Bertrand CHEVRIER wrote:
I'm supporting UBPort as a patreon, but I think UBPort should negotiate with Canonical to "sponsor" them : giving them free hosting, some devices, and why not some money ?

2017-04-16 10:33 GMT+02:00 Vincas Dargis <vindrg@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:vindrg@xxxxxxxxx>>:


    I am user of BQ Aquaris E5, which is my actually first ever smart
    phone, and I am deeply saddened that Canonical had to end Ubuntu
    Phone project. I am very thankful for them for creating this
    awesome, free operating system for smart phones, with convergence
    with Desktop, which I am really not ready to leave it in the
    drawer. Big thanks to them!

    I have discovered that UBports project, which is continuing Ubuntu
    Phone developing, has Patreon site [0] to collect funds for it's
    development, and for the main goal they set to have full time
    developer working on system we love.

    I am encouraging you to consider funding UBports by becoming
    patreons to help them continue Ubuntu Phone development.

    There are actually lot's of free software projects and their
    supporting organizations that needs our money too, may it be
    Debian and Ubuntu, or maybe Free Software, Document and Linux
    Foundations, but these mentioned have already their stones set,
    meanwhile UBports really needs a kickstart (pun intended? :-) ).

    Thanks for hearing.

    [0] https://www.patreon.com/ubports/posts

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