Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Ubuntu MATE community this month. You have been generous as always and ensured that we can meet all the costs associated with running the Ubuntu MATE project and the community site. In fact, this month we are able to reward some other projects that Ubuntu MATE benefits from.
How will these donations be spent?
These donations will be used to pay for:
- All Ubuntu MATE hosting and development server costs for December 2015.
- All the Ubuntu MATE CDN, bandwidth and email charges for December 2015.
- £120.30 for Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker domain registrations.
- $18.78 to renew SSL/TLS certificates for Ubuntu MATE Community site.
- $234.78 to upgraded server infrastructure (5 nodes) to support Raspberry Pi 2 image downloads.
- £100 donated to, Ubuntu MATE developer.
Although Ubuntu MATE 15.04 onward is an official member of the Ubuntu family, and new Ubuntu MATE releases are now distributed via the Canonical mirror network, we are serving ~500 downloads per day for Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and another ~1200 downloads per day for Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi 2.
Supporting Open Source Projects
Ubuntu MATE is comprised of many Open Source projects, we recognise that. Each month that Ubuntu MATE has a surplus of funds we will make a contribution to an Open Source project or developer that Ubuntu MATE directly benefits from.
For December 2015 Ubuntu MATE have donated £100 a developer contributing to Ubuntu MATE for some time now and is co-developer of Ubuntu MATE Welcome. Luke is taking on the lead developer role for an as yet unannounced project, has recently become an Administrator for the Ubuntu MATE Community and is also working on various artwork improvements. Some of the money donated will go towards a Raspberry Pi 2 development machine so Luke can help ensure Ubuntu MATE Welcome is well supported on the Pi 2.
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Many thanks to the Ubuntu MATE patrons who collectively donated $585.5 this month.
- A total of $1303.0 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to $1179.14, of which $954.11 was received as Download Tips.
- A total of €252.5 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to €237.28.
- A total of £35.0 was donated via PayPal, which after processing fees amounted to £32.86.
- A total of 0.03350882 BTC was donated.