Canonical Creates Monetary Donation System for Ubuntu

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Since its beginning, Canonical has worked hard to attract business. But now the company is also accepting user donations to support development of its main product, Ubuntu Linux. Is this simply a belated emulation of the main revenue strategy of many other open source projects, or does it have a more important meaning? Read on for some thoughts. The idea of soliciting donations to support open source projects, of course, is nothing new. It’s as old as open source itself, and was particularly vital in the early days of the Free Software movement, before companies had begun leveraging open (IT news)