Submission: Community Donations Funding Report

José Antonio Rey jose at
Thu May 29 16:11:24 UTC 2014

Hey Mike,

I'll make sure to get it done as soon as I get home.

José Antonio Rey
On May 29, 2014 11:08 AM, "Michael Hall" <mhall119 at> wrote:

> Please post the following to the Fridge, original post is at
> Last year the main <a title="Download 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04"
> href="
> "
> target="_blank">Ubuntu download page</a> was changed to include a form
> for users to make a donation to one or more parts of Ubuntu, including
> to the community itself. Those donations made for "Community projects"
> were <a title="Funding request form"
> href=""
> target="_blank">made available</a> to members of our community who would
> use them to benefit the Ubuntu project.
> Every dollar given out is an investment in Ubuntu and the community that
> built it. This includes sponsoring community events, sending community
> representatives to those events with booth supplies and giveaway items,
> purchasing hardware to make improve development and testing, and more.
> But these expenses don't cover the time, energy, and talent that went
> along with them, without which the money itself would have been wasted.
> Those contributions, made by the recipients of these funds, can't be
> adequately documented in a financial report, so thank you to everybody
> who received funding for their significant and sustained contributions
> to Ubuntu.
> As part of our commitment to openness and transparency we said that we
> would publish a report highlighting both the amount of donations made to
> this category, and how and where that money was being used. Linked below
> is the first of those reports.
> <a title="Community Donations Funding Report"
> href="
> "
> target="_blank">View the Report</a>
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