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[5]: Not donating to distros.
by moondevil on Thu 11th Oct 2012 13:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not donating to distros."
moondevil
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2005-07-08

Mandrake/Mandriva/Mageia was a success, sadly they did not manage to stay afloat.

Let's see how long Ubuntu stays afloat without Mark Shuttleworth's sponsoring.

I do buy/donate to my Linux distributions, I just wonder how many others really do so.

Edited 2012-10-11 13:39 UTC

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spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

If the goal is "big userbase", then yes, Ma* has failed when compared to other distros like Ubuntu. Ma* is still a success if the goal is "good user experience" when compared to other distros like Ubuntu.
You donate to your distro and I can only command you for that. I just want you to be aware that, while your distro probably does a good job at packaging and spreading the software, you should not forget that the user experience mostly come from upstream projects from the DE, the toolkits and up to the compiler. They are less visible but they too can use some donations.

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