Financial Support for Lubuntu

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Sun Mar 18 23:55:50 UTC 2012

On 19 March 2012 09:47, Julien Lavergne <gilir at> wrote:
> Le 03/18/2012 06:13 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) a écrit :
> In 16-12-2011 (still have that Email), I was asking about the Financial
> Support for Lubuntu, etc and today, I got a Private Message on Ubuntu Forum:
> This is the message that was sent:
>> ***************
>> I just had a quick question on how to support Lubuntu financially. I have
>> looked everywhere but I have not found anywhere a way to send money for
>> Lubuntu development.
>> I feel it is a good thing to pay for software even it is free.
>> Many others like LibreOffice do offer that option.
>> May be you could let me know if that is possible.
>> Thx for your help, Roman
>> ***************
> There are several "problems" to set up Financial support :
> - Do we, as an Ubuntu derivative, can receive financial support ? We depends
> on Ubuntu, and on some of their resources (ISO building, help from Canonical
> developpers ...), so why just take the money for us ? They deserve it also
> (at least, part of it).
> - Do we, as a distribution, can receive financial support ? We "just" takes
> some pieces from the open source world (kernel, gcc, LXDE, Xorg ...). so why
> just take the money for us ? They deserve it also
> - And finally, how to use it ? Pay people who develop ? But why not people
> who test ? Who spread the Lubuntu word ? Everyone deserve it.
> I'm quite uncomfortable when we talk about this. It's IMO a very sensitive
> topic.
> If I have to give my opinion, I'll organize it like this :
> - Give a part to other free software application we used : first LXDE, after
> Ubuntu, Debian, and other small projects (like Sylpheed, Gnome-Mplayer ...).
> - Keep the rest to organize events where people from Lubuntu team can work
> on Lubuntu (like hackfest, or documentation workshop etc ...).
> Problem is to find the good % for each one :)
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne
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It is a touchy subject. The most difficult part is finding a way to
legally hold on to it. The paperwork alone in holding money in most
places far outweighs the provision of money we would most likely get.
I personally support Ubuntu as a whole by supporting the PDPC network
(that runs Freenode as previously suggested), by buying articles from
the Ubuntu shop (all proceeds go back to Canonical) and I've also seen
others contribute directly to Ubuntu -


Jared Norris JP(Qual) BBehSc(Psych)

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