Canonical opens donations for Ubuntu, let's you put money for a mobile version

Canonical opens donations for Ubuntu, let's you put money for a mobile version
As we all know, the general rule with open source software is that it is distributed for free. The idea being that the work the community puts into the platform will off-set money needed to pay workers. Of course, freely distributed doesn't mean it isn't a good idea to accept donations, which Canonical now does when you go to download Ubuntu.

Canonical opens donations for Ubuntu, let's you put money for a mobile version
There is now a form that will allow you to donate however much you would like (and donation is completely optional) when downloading Ubuntu, but the interesting part is that you are given sliders to adjust where you'd like your donation to go, much like how Humble Bundle handles its donations. You will now be able to donate and direct your money to options like improving gaming, better variants like Kubuntu or Xubuntu, or even "phone and tablet versions of Ubuntu". 

So, if you have always wanted Ubuntu on your mobile device, and not just the Ubuntu for Android system, you can vote for that to happen with your donation dollars. Of course, if you'd like to just download Ubuntu for free, you can still do that as well.

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6 Comments

1. TarunV

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

YEAH!!! Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE are my fave distros :) Would love to Ubuntu on my phone!!

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I have been using lots of distros, - Ubuntu - Kubuntu - Bodhi - Debian - Lubuntu - Fedora - Chakra and finally i ended with Xubuntu 12.04, to me this is the best distro of 2012. I think donating is worth. Developers need to pay their bills and keep the community alive along with updates support. So please donate.

3. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

My fav is Gubuntu. Rumor has it Canonical will be shipping a pure GNOME Shell version of Ubuntu with 12.10. If that's true, I'll probably donate then.

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah I heard about it. Ubuntu + Gnome = Gubuntu. It is a great alternative for unity. I hope Canonical will officially support it, as they've ditch financial support for Kubuntu.

5. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i really love ubuntu! its very pretty! and the best part is that the latest ubuntu doesnt have the "touchscreen" interface like Win8 and Mac OSX mountain lion! really hate that the interface of win8 and mountain lion is not friendly to the mouse user!

6. eDiesel

Posts: 142; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Linux mint ftw

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