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On 01/31/2015 06:37 PM, theUser BL wrote:
I think, that question is old https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/417170-Donations-to-Opensuse-team
and I have read it in different forums. But without clear answer.
It is possible to buy clothings/wearables http://shop.opensuse.org/ and in germany you can buy openSUSE as box http://www.edv-buchversand.de/suse/ There they write on its webside and on the box: "Open Source Press supports the community: From every sold box goes a donation to the free openSUSE-project!". But how much is the donation, when anybody buys a box for 49.95 Euro? There isn't mentioned, how many Euros going to openSUSE.
Would it help more to buy a SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop https://www.suse.com/products/desktop/how-to-buy/ instead of an openSUSE box? Goes then more money to the development of openSUSE? The sad thing would be, that SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop is GNOME based. And I prefer KDE.
Or is it possible to donate to openSUSE direct?
No and yes, but primarily no.
The only way we have currently to accept donations is to take cash donations at oSC. This money flow directly to the organization of the event on the spot.
A lot of OpenSource-projects have that possibility.
There existing plans, to create a openSUSE-foundation https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Foundation but the last side update is from 2011 https://en.opensuse.org/index.php?title=Portal:Foundation&action=history
idea of a foundation with he name openSUSE in it has been tabled. This has many issues.
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