Monthly News – June 2013

Written by Clem on Saturday, August 10th, 2013 @ 7:03 am | Main Topics

Sponsorships:

Linux Mint is proudly sponsored by:

Platinum Sponsors:
Blue Systems - Netrunner
Gold Sponsors:
Opera
VMware Cloud Hosting
Silver Sponsors:
Idera (formerly R1Soft)
Nothing in Particular Blog
ThinkPenguin.com
Bronze Sponsors:
Vault Networks *
AYKsolutions Server & Cloud Hosting
7L Networks Toronto Colocation *
Gutscheindrache.de Coupons
Community Sponsors:

To become a sponsor or to see the full list of Linux Mint sponsors, please visit: http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

Donations:

A total of $6349 was raised thanks to the generous contributions of 265 donors:

  • $300, Tux Kickstarter
  • $150 (2nd donation), Pavel G.
  • $126.48 (4th donation), Goran A.
  • $126.48 (2nd donation), Alexander S. aka “Lex”
  • $126.48, Emmanuel M.
  • $126.48, Kh M.
  • $100 (3rd donation), Matthew P.
  • $100, Nick E.
  • $100, Kory W.
  • $100, Robert M.
  • $100, Michael Kay VK5ACX
  • $100, Tuan Nguyen aka “Linux Secrets
  • $100, Kirk True
  • $75.89, Daniel J.
  • $63.24 (3rd donation), Ernie H.
  • $63.24, Lutz K.
  • $63.24, Ac K.
  • $63.24, Ute B.
  • $63.24, Carlos M. S.
  • $63.24, Alec B.
  • $50 (39th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (38th donation), Matthew M.
  • $50 (5th donation), Scott S.
  • $50 (4th donation), G. Sheffield
  • $50 (3rd donation), Ernest M.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Christopher A.
  • $50 (2nd donation), Anthony L.
  • $50, Colin F.
  • $50, Edward K.
  • $50, Greg M.
  • $50, osobral – Alexandre aka “osobral”
  • $50, Pavel G.
  • $50, martywd
  • $50, Michael W.
  • $50, Zerksis U.
  • $50, Juan R. A.
  • $40 (11th donation), bdantas
  • $40 (10th donation), Philippe W.
  • $40 (2nd donation), Eric S.
  • $40, Emil K.
  • $37.94 (40th donation), Olli K.
  • $37.94 (13th donation), Pasi K.
  • $37.94 (4th donation), Mark Coumans aka “omtefotograferen
  • $37.94, David N.
  • $37.94, SplinterByte
  • $37.94, Timothy W.
  • $37.94, pInBaLL
  • $37.94, Gauthier B.
  • $34 (10th donation), Wolfgang P.
  • $32, David K.
  • $31.62 (5th donation), J J. V. K.
  • $31.62, Jan S.
  • $31.62, Martin K.
  • $30 (3rd donation), Tom T.
  • $30, Antoine M.
  • $30, Marek P.
  • $25.3 (8th donation), Brian G.
  • $25.3 (3rd donation), Match Learner.com – Math for kids
  • $25.3 (3rd donation), Reiner K.
  • $25.3 (2nd donation), Dr. R. M.
  • $25.3, Emmanuel C.
  • $25.3, Yan S.
  • $25.3, John B.
  • $25.3, Zoltán K. aka “Semper”
  • $25.3, Martin W.
  • $25.3, Tumor130
  • $25.3, Michele B.
  • $25.3, Andrew V.
  • $25.3, Christophe L.
  • $25 (45th donation), Slavoljub aka “slw”
  • $25 (21st donation), Ronald W.
  • $25 (4th donation), Randy T.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Robert E. S.
  • $25 (2nd donation), Richard W.
  • $25 (2nd donation), David D.
  • $25, Scott K. aka “MintMan”
  • $25, Mark A.
  • $25, Jeffrey W.
  • $25, Kuberan N.
  • $25, Arthur B.
  • $25, Ray S.
  • $25, Carroll K.
  • $25, Diego G.
  • $25, Jeffrey Q.
  • $25, Unlock codes from Green Republic Ltd
  • $25, John A.
  • $24, R S.
  • $20 (9th donation), Vance R. aka “helmsdeeper”
  • $20 (7th donation), Zoe Q.
  • $20 (4th donation), Maarten E.
  • $20 (4th donation), Utah B.
  • $20 (3rd donation), John H.
  • $20 (3rd donation), Antony P.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Christopher H.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Fernando P. P.
  • $20 (2nd donation), Widar H.
  • $20, Vincent E.
  • $20, Bertil H.
  • $20, Antonio M.
  • $20, Theo M.
  • $20, Al H.
  • $20, Robert N.
  • $20, Kevin S.
  • $20, David H.
  • $20, Distro-Don
  • $20, Adriano P. M. aka “@adriano54321
  • $20, Ahmet S. Y.
  • $20, Jason K.
  • $20, Andre J.
  • $20, William T.
  • $20, Maria Ö.
  • $20, Markus S.
  • $20, Paul G.
  • $20, Flytrap Ranch
  • $20, James T.
  • $20, Roman M.
  • $20, Patrick C.
  • $18.97 (3rd donation), John Scott aka “‘Whitefort’”
  • $18.97 (2nd donation), Olivier R.
  • $18.97 (2nd donation), Alfons B.
  • $18.97, Régis H.
  • $18.97, Omar C.
  • $18.97, Juan V. A.
  • $18.97, Jimmy A.
  • $15 (27th donation), John A.
  • $15 (6th donation), Henry Dubb aka “Henry
  • $15 (5th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (4th donation), Robert E.
  • $15 (2nd donation), Edward H.
  • $15, Robert E.
  • $15, Alex G.
  • $15, K O.
  • $15, Ryan S.
  • $13.91, Mikko H.
  • $12.65 (3rd donation), Rene S.
  • $12.65 (2nd donation), Graham D.
  • $12.65 (2nd donation), Matthew J.
  • $12.65, Karl T.
  • $12.65, Daniel Sz. aka “SiarraD”
  • $12.65, Salvador C. M. O.
  • $12.65, Marcelo B.
  • $12.65, Arno W.
  • $12.65, Jerome F.
  • $12.65, Francesco E.
  • $12.65, Andrew C.
  • $12.65, Georg K.
  • $12.65, Imanol G. D. B.
  • $12.65, Sandro C.
  • $12.65, Thomas S.
  • $12.65, Marius G.
  • $12.65, Edward F.
  • $12.65, Ivan A.
  • $12.5 (2nd donation), Roger B.
  • $11.38 (3rd donation), David Vantongerloo
  • $11.38, Sebastien L.
  • $10.75, Alexanrda H.
  • $10 (28th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
  • $10 (9th donation), Charlie Robinson
  • $10 (4th donation), Charles P.
  • $10 (4th donation), Danie van der Merwe aka “Danie
  • $10 (3rd donation), Gerald G.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Louis A.
  • $10 (3rd donation), Paul W.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Glauber M. Gallego aka “ggallego”
  • $10 (2nd donation), Louis A.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Alexey Solomatin
  • $10 (2nd donation), Bernard H.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Liborio Y.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Stuart K.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Gabriel C.
  • $10 (2nd donation), Vladimir Svrkota
  • $10 (2nd donation), Intars Students aka “mobix
  • $10 (2nd donation), Roofing Lansing MI
  • $10 (2nd donation), Richard S.
  • $10, Sparr E. L.
  • $10, Barry B.
  • $10, Probit S.
  • $10, Richard W.
  • $10, Robert P.
  • $10, Shary aka “Phone Locato
  • $10, Andrew M.
  • $10, Lamont C.
  • $10, Feroz E.
  • $10, Al H.
  • $10, Matthew M.
  • $10, Fabian K.
  • $10, Jaideep A.
  • $10, Francisco J. G. M.
  • $10, Anthony T.
  • $10, Douglas C.
  • $10, James D. aka “Spearmint2″
  • $10, Dohar Silalahi
  • $10, Lee Z.
  • $10, Hubert Banas
  • $10, Danie Bosman
  • $10, SIAPC
  • $10, Laptops under 200
  • $10, Martin Y.
  • $10, Hacker Stickers aka “Unix & Geek Stickers
  • $10, Jai Dhyani
  • $10, Erwin Soo
  • $10, Andrea P.
  • $10, Cao Liang
  • $10, Souichirou Ishikawa
  • $10, Steve G. aka “The Betpet”
  • $10, Rodrigo A. B.
  • $10, Byron B. V.
  • $10, Diego S. aka “nerde”
  • $10, Chris K.
  • $8.85, Helmut S.
  • $8.54 (4th donation), David Vantongerloo
  • $7.51 (5th donation), Albert J. P.
  • $6.95 (2nd donation), Randolph K.
  • $6.32 (5th donation), Kjell O. B. aka “kob”
  • $6.32 (2nd donation), Cristiano A. aka “Tuxlandia
  • $6.32 (2nd donation), Adrian P aka “anticupidon”
  • $6.32, Jari F.
  • $6.32, excollier
  • $6.32, Jose F.
  • $6.32, David C.
  • $6.32, Jorge P. C.
  • $6.32, Metin G.
  • $6.32, G.P. aka “sofokles5″
  • $6.32, Harry P.
  • $6.32, Benoit V.
  • $6.32, Michał B.
  • $6.32, Heiko M.
  • $6 (2nd donation), Andy Chung
  • $5 (17th donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (16th donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (15th donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (14th donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (13th donation), Antonio M. M. aka “zantaz
  • $5 (10th donation), SM
  • $5 (5th donation), Jose M. D. A.
  • $5 (5th donation), Roman Nikolaevitch aka “rv82″
  • $5 (3rd donation), L M. aka “LinuxMint”
  • $5 (3rd donation), Todd M.
  • $5 (3rd donation), James Selvakumar
  • $5 (3rd donation), Wei-ju Wu
  • $5 (2nd donation), Kinyua W.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Andreas L.
  • $5 (2nd donation), Jose A. Ruiz
  • $5 (2nd donation), wb
  • $5, Lloyd J.
  • $5, Никифоров Д.
  • $5, Tihomir S.
  • $5, Keith Lai aka “FitMole
  • $5, Fikri F.
  • $4.5, Лялин В.
  • $3 (4th donation), Vadim B.
  • $3, Predrag R.
  • $2.53 (3rd donation), Ghiunhan Mamut aka “V3n3RiX
  • $2.53, Aeg
  • $2.53, Illuminato L. C.
  • $11.6 from 10 smaller donations

If you want to help Linux Mint with a donation, please visit http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php

Events:

9 Responses to “Monthly News – June 2013”

  1. Dale R. Says:

    Yes, thank you to all the sponsors and donors! The large number of 2nd, 3rd, 4th…… 45th (!!!) donations is a testament to the love and support the Linux Mint community has for Mint, in all its flavors, and the development team. Keep up the great work!

    Dale

  2. Tad Gilliam Says:

    Clem,
    Shouldn’t this be the Monthly news of “JULY 2013″ instead of “June 2013″?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Tad, the news/stats for July are coming up very shortly :)

  3. Guillermo P Says:

    Any news on how is Petra coming along? Features planned, tweaks, anything at all? Why does it have to be a mystery until the very end?

    I’ll insist, Linux Mint is to hermetic about its development. There are a couple of things like segfault and github but none geared towards the user.

    Best regards.

  4. Peter Says:

    Any news about the upcoming LMDE? Will it be based on the new stable Wheezy?

  5. Maarten Says:

    Clem does it not worry you that some of your sponsors are people selling suspect pharmaceuticals, or linking to websites with questionable content? (http://lesitedupharmacien.com/cialis/ for example) Is there any vetting process involved in sponsorship links? It seems somewhat odd that you’re happy to link yourself with someone selling Cialis and other drugs online. I’ve raised it because I don’t want it to be something that comes back to bite Linux Mint in the rear end. Surely there has to be some code of conduct and best practice here.

    Edit by Clem: Hi. Sorry for my lack of knowledge on the matter.. can you describe the issue with this particular sponsor? If its activity is illegal we will of course consider cancelling the sponsorship. If the matter is simply cultural we’ll however ignore it (we don’t do politics nor do we take sides on topics that have nothing to do with us).

    Update from Clem: The sponsor was contacted and asked not to advertise controversial products. It is featured in the July stats as “Anonymous” and without any link.

  6. Fayad Fami Says:

    Thanks Clem. Also it would be great if it will be possible to reply to Responses here.

    Curious like Guillermo to know about the new release and development.

  7. Gianluca Says:

    Hi, is it possible to know how is planned the release of LMDE? Are some updates coming in the next days/weeks?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Gianluca. Firefox and Thunderbird should get updates very soon. An update to MATE 1.6 is also planned, for the week coming. UP7, is coming as well, but I can’t give you an ETA on it yet.

  8. Maarten Says:

    @Clem all I can do is ask you to read the following and perhaps do some research. I understand that you do not do politics, or respond to cultural issues. This however is something that is entirely a legal issue. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2009/march/pharmacy_030309

    Edit by Clem: Thanks Maarten.

  9. zigis Says:

    Hello, Clem!

    I can donate more, if Linux Mint will be better… need to make default
    1.)Skype with automatic startup
    2.)Chromium
    3.)Webuilder with automatic startup

    Edit by Clem: Hi zigis. Many thanks for supporting us. Please be aware that donations do not impact design though. We can discuss design decisions but it should not be related to funding.


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