Donations & Sponsorship – September 2008

Written by Clem on Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 @ 10:28 pm | Main Topics

Many thanks to the following donors and sponsors for financially supporting Linux Mint:

Sponsors:

- $70, Philippe Lotz (alsaphil – France)
- $81, Linuxmint-Shop.de (Germany) – http://www.linuxmint-shop.de
- $76, LinuxISOS.de (Germany) – http://www.linuxisos.de
- $45, Linux Compatible Poker (USA) – http://www.linuxcompatiblepoker.com
- $40, Az Van (newW2 – USA)
- $30, LinuxMint-Forum.de (Germany) – http://linuxmint-forum.de/
- $20, TOPIMMOBILIEN (Tim – Germany) – http://www.immobilien-es.com
- $10, Linux-Onlineshop (Germany) – http://www.linux-onlineshop.de
- $10, Tuxdevil Outsourcing LLC http://www.tuxdevil.net
- $10, Jim Rogers (USA)
- $10, MXD Internet Solutions (Filip Oscadal – Czech Republic) – http://www.mxd.biz
- $7, Panagiotis Papasaikas (Greece) – http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ppapasai/
- $5, Guillermo Enrique Guglietti (Canada) – http://www.urbancsa.org
- $5, linuxmint-italia.org (Pietro Martino / prior123 – Italy) – http://www.linuxmint-italia.org
- $5, Alex P.
- $5, Dimitris Athanasiou (RHO, Greece) – http://www.speedtest.gr
- $5, Vassilis Skoullis (Greece)
- $5, Robert Holland
- $1, Lintelligence.de. (d00p – Germany) – http://www.lintelligence.de
- $1, Linuxmint.de (d00p – Germany) – http://www.linuxmint.de
- $1, Ian Egland (Echolynx – USA)
- $0.5 Martijn van Loon (aapiethaaap – Netherlands)

Donors:

- $200, Peter M. (Canada)
- $101, Frans Van O. (Netherlands)
- $72, V. Mark L. (Ireland)
- $72, Rafael G. V. (Spain)
- $72, Florian B. (Germany)
- $72, Christophe W. (Switzerland)
- $72, Gerard R. (France)
- $72, Matthias R. (France)
- $51 (2nd donation), Richard Svendsen (Norway)
- $50, Coleman D. (USA)
- $50, Theo L. (Switzerland)
- $50, David M.    (USA)
- $50, Paul V. (Canada)
- $50, Ennien A. (Canada)
- $45 (4th and 5th donations), Andreas L. (Norway)
- $29 (6th donation), Temel Balci (Germany)
- $29 (2nd donation), Vincent V. (France)
- $21 (4th donation), Frank Bechstein (Germany)
- $20, IT Servants (USA)
- $20, Tim V.-B. (UK)
- $20, Nathan H. (USA)
- $15, Robert N. (USA)
- $14, Carl K. (USA)
- $14, Marc M. (Belgium)
- $14, Costas K. (Greece)
- $14, Thorsten M.-R. (Germany)
- $14, Robert H. (Germany)
- $14, Daniel A. (Luxembourg)
- $10, Theodore P. (USA)
- $10 (2nd donation), Henry W.    (USA)
- $10 (2nd donation), James R.    (USA)
- $5, John S. (USA)
- $5, Bryan T. (USA)
- $0.1, Rytis S. (Lithuania)

Money raised in September:

* Donations: $1357.1
* Sponsors: $442.5

http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php
http://www.linuxmint.com/sponsors.php

4 Responses to “Donations & Sponsorship – September 2008”

  1. Lantesh Says:

    It looks like revenue is up. That’s good news. Everyone who gave this month deserves a big thanks from the community.

  2. Andreas Says:

    It would be nice if you gave us some numbers over how the money is spended :-)

    How much is for server rent, how much is for new hardware and whats fore sallery?

  3. Clem Says:

    Andreas: At present there is no company behind Linux Mint, there is only me. I don’t get a salary from Linux Mint because:

    - Linux Mint isn’t a company yet, it’s basically me legally
    - Linux Mint doesn’t generate enough money for me to leave my job and work full time on it

    So really what’s happening right now, is that I do Linux Mint during my spare/sleep time, there is no real difference between my money and Linux Mint money. Linux Mint generating money means I get more money myself and the direct consequence of this is that I get more financially independent and I can have more time to dedicate on the project. So far it’s been working great and even within my own company. When Linux Mint needs to pay or to buy something, the same happens, I pay for it or buy it myself. Again, apart from tax and accountancy purpose there is no difference between me, legally or financially, and Linux Mint. Here in Ireland, my activity with Linux Mint is registered as a “Sole Trader” under a business name. So again, it’s basically me and just me.

    To give you an indication on what the charges are. We’re around $150/month on hosting and various little charges, so we’re/I’m doing pretty well.

    The plan is for the income to go higher so I can quit my job and create an independent limited company. From there on I can really hire myself and give myself a salary. That’s where the distinction between me and Mint will start and where Mint will start to exist as a legal institution/person.


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