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We support opensource and any money raised will go towards opensource developers as well as Ubuntu Budgie itself. Discover our loyal donors and our platinum donors: click here!

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We mainly invest your donations to provide you a better product. We also would love to give back something to our loyal developers and pay bills, of course. Ubuntu Budgie puts you, our community, in the spotlight.


To Date your donations have helped to fund the following:
  • Purchase of the budgie-remix.org URL for one year (2016)
  • Purchase of the ubuntubudgie.org URL for four years (2016-2020)
  • budgie-remix.org one year extension (2017)
Expected costs for 2017:
  • Transfer of budgie-remix.org from Wordpress to Godaddy (2017-2020) - fully funded
  • Server fees for ubuntubudgie.org 2017 - fully funded by our sponsor DigitalOcean

  • Longterm Goal: LTS Status. From 18.04 Long-term-support is an option that Ubuntu Budgie would love to provide to all of its users. To be able to-do this we need to commit to a financially sound 3 year model - that is - be able to commit to support for three years or more. To meet this goal we need to wrap costs for 2018, 2019 and 2020 as part of this goal.
    • Expected costs for 2018 - fully funded
    • Expected costs for 2019 - fully funded
    • Expected costs for 2020 - fully funded

    HiDPI support HiDPI (Retina) Support: Many of you have requested HiDPI support. None of the team has such a high-resolution equipment to test and develop against. As a goal we would like to either purchase a new or refurbished desktop or hopefully acquire such a device through a wonderful donor - Not funded

    Better Multimonitor support Many of you have requested better multimonitor support. None of the team has access to multiple monitors to test and develop against. As a goal we would like to either purchase a new or refurbished monitor or hopefully acquire such a device through a wonderful donor - Not funded

    Stretch Goal We have met our primary goal for being able to our costs for budgie-remix and Ubuntu Budgie can be met for the next 3 years. As a stretch goal we would like to increase this to 5 years. This will ensure both ourselves and yourself can have confidence in Ubuntu Budgie's long term future. Not funded.

    We want to give back to the following developers:
    • Pinguy who made 16.04 budgie-remix possible - fully funded and 'give back' made
    • Solus community - who oversee Budgie Desktop development (2017) - partially funded
    • Solus community - who oversee Budgie Desktop development (2018) - not funded
    • GNOME foundation- not funded

    Ubuntu Budgie puts you – our community – front and centre in everything we do.

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