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Fw: Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project



 From: Yrjö Selänne <yselnne@xxxxxxxx>
 To: Bertrand CHEVRIER <chevrier.bertrand@xxxxxxxxx> 
 Sent: Sunday, 16 April 2017, 13:08:16
 Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-phone] Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project
The ubport fin. assets can be found here:
drive.google. com/drive/folders/0B74IZ6Q2msPDUkF3MGNLa0RteTA

Instead of just crowdfunding, - in the final analysis, gauging and suggesting how the money is spent is also a good way to advocate for ubuntu-touch longevity.
I'd say Canonical funding ubports, would be just as realistic as Marius Gripsgard getting hold of firmware that work on a sub $100 phone.

_ _ _ _ _ _However, if ubports.com changed into partnering with "'" swappa. com/market/eu "'" by selling 2 or 3 separate devices, there - then that would solve the"Where do I buy an Ubuntu phone ?" ( First-world problem )
Obviously, this online store strategy could work with an Ubuntu user; be them North American, european, or global.So, I urge Ubuntu phone users to seriously consider swappa as an improvement on their ebay-shop etc
the best part is you get notified when an ubuntu-phone becomes available!
Here is an example (although you could easily email the support desk to see if an Ubuntu-phone is listed).
swappa. com/specs/bq-aquaris-e5-ubuntu-unlocked

Thank-you and Happy Easter 2017.

      From: Bertrand CHEVRIER <chevrier.bertrand@xxxxxxxxx>
 To: Vincas Dargis <vindrg@xxxxxxxxx> 
Cc: ubuntu-phone@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 Sent: Sunday, 16 April 2017, 9:54:25
 Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-phone] Idea: consider crowdfunding UBports project
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 [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/ubport s/posts

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