Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:37 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Donating to software projects - or, more accurately, open source projects. It's hardly new, it's hardly rare, and I'm sure most of us have donated at some point. That's probably why Canonical has opened Ubuntu up for donations - but with a twist.
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RE[3]: Deserving
by Morgan on Thu 11th Oct 2012 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Deserving"
Morgan
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Maybe it's the capitalist in me, but I feel that a company should be able to stand on its own feet based on product sales. If a company is in need of donations, they should reevaluate their business model.

Indeed, I do find it weird that a profitable company is seeking donations, and I would find it equally weird to donate to a thriving company, whether it's Canonical, Microsoft, Google, or even lesser companies who turn a profit. Again, maybe that's just because I'm an American. We still tip our servers so who's to say we are correct?

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