Financial Support for Lubuntu

Michael Basse ubuntu at
Mon Mar 19 05:01:21 UTC 2012

Hi all,
maybe we can use the money for events like Cebit, LinuxTag and so one to
present lubuntu there. We can have CDs to give away, pay the costs for
the people which need a hotel and so on.

Just an idea for what the money can be used.

Kind Regards

Michael Basse

Am 19.03.2012 00:47, schrieb Julien Lavergne:
> 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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