It’s nice to see community members stepping it up here. People ask why we don’t do a large crowd funding campaign, and there are many reasons why a Kickstarter or Indiegogo campaign just isn’t right or sustainable for us right now.
But when we can crowdfund each bug? That’s powerful. That’s actually arguably sustainable.
▼ Reshared Post From William Cornelius ▼
We’ve been getting better as a community with bug bounties. As promised, it’s the first of the month and I’m here give another gentle reminder.
Two weeks ago, we took this bounty from $5 to over $200 in just a few hours: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/931591-integrate-notifications That was a proud moment for the community.
On 's birthday, he mentioned that contributing to this bug would make a nice present: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/3407187-gtkswitch-should-provide-slider-height-style-property it so far stands at $20 from two backers. We can do better than that.
Of course there is also the Noise bounty: https://www.bountysource.com/issues/3407855-make-noise-crazy-fast-45 and a zillion others.
I contributed $5 to the gtkswitch issue. Why only $5? Because that is all the money I can spare at the moment. Remember, crowd funding accumulates so if you can only spare $5 on a bounty please do so. If you contribute, stand up in the comments and be counted. If you can’t donate now but will be able to in the the future, also give a shout.
Remember, this is YOUR distro.
This is why we do.
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I just wanted to spend some time here just to say, how amazed I am with this OS, how beautiful and less so distracting it is. I share the same vision as the developers, and against critics, an OS should be simple to the everyday user, with advance and more power user option hidden from them, just for not overwhelm the new users with a lot of stuff. To the KDE people, that say the are power users, I don’t think so, for me power user is the one that knows a OS has to use the less resources, making easy task not confusing adding a lot of options in front of the users overwhelming them, hiding the most advance stuff, leaving the system clean and cluttered free. The extra room is for leaving it for use to actual apps.
Another note to take, is that this OS has made my work easier, having the troubles out of the way, and just making me concentrate at the task that must be done. I have been able to do my work, as any OS, even more so than W***, that uses a lot of resources over my PC for only having it installed. No extra stuff added, just Office and Gimp.
And to the persons that like to say that this OS is imitating that other one, are just fools, that OS didn’t invent the DOCK, neither the application menu, or the panel. Xerox did. That other OS steels Ideas from others, heck that was one of their slogans “Good artist imitate, great ones steal.” You are judging, wrongly, this OS to stuff that your preferred one already does…
Finally I want to give thanks to all the devs, to Cassidy James and Daniel Foré for this great experience I had with this OS over this Year. I have been following you Dan Rabbit, from Deviant Art even as you started from Some icons for ubuntu, I even used elementary OS Jupiter when it did arrived, loved a lot of the stuff you added to ubuntu, but this is the cheese in the cheesecake, spot on, and I am looking forward to the next iteration of elementary OS Freya.
I love your vision, and your politics on this matter, that is what has made elementary OS, so much different from other ones. Having a vision and going forward to it. Not trying to please everyone.
Good luck and my best wishes to you all.
Looking at a 27” WQHD display all day then coming home and using a 22” 1080 display makes me sad.
At least 1080 still looks good on my laptop’s built-in 14” display.
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