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@Linux4Everyone Linux+Coffee #1 [about PopOS subscription] @0:20:20 «however devs are being paid [...] the hardware side, that where their income derives from»

it depends of the sales, how much do we know about their finances?
It's also great to have a way to funding Pop!_OS for non hardware buyers. Which should easily become (or are) the majority of Pop!_OS users. The saner business models are the most direct ones. The software having a direct funding way independent of the hardware is great.

@Linux4Everyone Even if it's not a lot of income it helps with the culture of funding our software even if it's not mandatory. Now the ball in the user's camp.

«should they be doing this»

So yes, absolutely :)

@Linux4Everyone @0:22:05 «in a similar way to what canonical does with support system [...] completely separated»

@Schykle : actually Ubuntu asks for funding when downloading the desktop OS: ubuntu.com/download/desktop

The page that starts the download is a funding page also. Which is great. As much as it can be reproached to Canonical to bundle an Amazon ad in Ubuntu. It's been a long time they are asking for direct funding and that can't be reproached to them to not trying.

@Linux4Everyone @Schykle . Canonical did their part and now the users should also follow suit to have saner business models.

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