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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
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
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  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.
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