Giving back to the KDE Community

Rick Timmis rick.timmis at
Sat Jun 13 07:29:04 UTC 2015

On Friday, 12 June 2015 16:18:24 BST, Aleix Pol wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 8:33 AM, Rick.Timmis 
> <Rick.Timmis at> wrote:
>> Vishesh Handa <vhanda at> wrote:
>> Hey guys
>> Kubuntu aims to be *the* most vanilla KDE distribution. Most Kubuntu
>> members have close ties to KDE, and many are even KDE e.V members. We
>> all collectively care a lot about KDE.
>> One of the ways KDE improves it software is by enabling the developers
>> to communicate in person. This is done via sprints, and via the yearly
>> conference of Akademy. Kubuntu has always played a vital part in this
>> conference and sometimes hosts a special Kubuntu day as well.
>> Given this close relationship between us, and how Kubuntu clearly
>> wants KDE to succeed. Perhaps some of the donations Kubuntu receives
>> could be upstreamed to KDE. Kubuntu obviously has its own costs, but
>> perhaps a certain part of your spare budget could be allocated to KDE.
>> One simple way of doing this could be by becoming a sponsor for
>> Akademy. It would increase Kubuntu's already massive popularity, and
>> I'm sure the KDE Developers would quite appreciate it, and reserve a
>> cozy place in theirs hearts cause of that.
>> Looking forward to hearing from you guys.
>> Hi
>> At present I am not aware of any mechanism the Kubuntu community has in
>> place for fund raising.
>> I understand we can apply for funds from the Ubuntu flavours fund.
>> I would like to see that change, so that Kubuntu can and does 
>> raise its own
>> funds. The issue seems to be creating an administration 
>> function for tax and
>> accounting purposes. This is a role that Canonical provides IIRC.
>> Would KDE e.V be in a position to provide such a function ?
>> For my part, I have made an open committment onlist to work on Kubuntu
>> promotion, advocacy and profile. I would be delighted to add fund raising
>> into that mix.
>> Hope this is useful
> The KDE eV has a Community Partnership Program [1]. If you are
> interested, you're very welcome to get in touch with the KDE eV Board.
> HTH,
> Aleix
> [1]

This looks interesting, Perhaps this idea of independent  find raising 
could be put on the Agenda of the Kubuntu Community council ?


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