Contribute to /e/OS

We are proud and thankful to be supported by such a vibrant and invested community from day one.

Only this past year your support gave us the opportunity to

  • launch /e/OS v1
  • to improve your privacy control with new features such as Advanced Privacy
  • to offer all Android apps in /e/OS via App Lounge
  • to grow the number of supported devices to more than 250 and
  • to offer the Easy Installer to 20 smartphone models
    Thanks to your contributions, e Foundation and /e/OS can remain independent and implement improvements much faster. Our goal remains the same since day one let as many people as possible on this planet enjoy life without constant surveillance from the Big Tech!

It’s time to make it bigger, faster, stronger! We are committed to accelerating the development of much needed and awaited features as:

  • Improved support of community devices
  • /e/OS for tablets
  • End-to-End Encryption for your documents, pictures, …
  • Voice to Text feature
  • Wireless TV connection
  • Android auto compatibility

And to do this, we need your contributions! Every donation helps to pursue additional developments, rent servers for the compilation, recruit more developers, pay for domain names and other key expenses amongst other things.

How can you donate?​ There are several ways you can support us financially:

Donate

If you want to support the /e/OS team in ways besides contributing financially, check out the options listed below:

Volunteer (Non-Technical)

Volunteer (Technical)

Paid Work

Regain your privacy! Adopt /e/ the unGoogled mobile OS and online servicesphone

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Hi @Manoj
Don’t you think it’s time to sell some merchandise? I’d be glad to buy some t-shirts and stickers to offer some of my friends.
Cheers

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Hi Manoj,

Please also consider a crowdfunding campaign for new devices, feature etc…
Thanks to the whole eFoundation team for the great work!

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Regarding voice to text, home assistant is working on multiple language support for intents this year too, might be helpful for the dev team to glance over. 2023: Home Assistant's year of Voice - Home Assistant

Chipped in my modest contribution for 2022 just two days ago. :slight_smile:

While for now, I didn’t become a Patr(e)on, I did measure my donation on a fixed per month “fee” basis (sending an annual total) and plan to do so again in a year. :crossed_fingers:

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Like @urs_lesse, I will do the same in the next days. Thanks eFoundation, the team and also this community.

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I would be happy to donate through platforms like Liberapay or Opencollective. Both are more aligned with the goals and philosophy of /e/, and it probably helps to create a presence in at least one of these platforms.

Interestingly, this post got flagged as spam when I tried sharing links to the sites mentioned above… :confused:

Have added some options available to contribute with the urls in the initial post.

:slight_smile: This would be one of the most popular requests from users. Sales of merchandise is definitely in our plans. Will share details when I have more inputs.

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in the past DONATIONS / Liberapay were not possible, but at some point I guess donating was enabled, as a value at the project page is shown. Can you confirm or deny if liberapay is an accepted way to donate and if so, link it in the donation pages?

I mean more a crowdfunding campaign for new devices…

I found the /e/ Foundation on both Liberapay and Opencollective :

https://liberapay.com/eFoundation/

(don’t know whether this is reliable or not)

I saw these, but they are not mentioned anywhere in the official website or documentation. I’m obviously very reluctant to put money on something that is not confirmed by official sources. I tried bringing this up on another thread but got no response either.

That is an interesting idea @ronnz98 but then we also need users interested in being the ROM Maintainers.

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Maybe @Manoj can confirm that these donation channels are legit or not??

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These donation channels are legit. Have requested the web developers to add all the available options on a single page to avoid confusion.

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Big thanks for everybody contributing his/her time and competence for /e/!
Donating money is so easy in comparison (just did it)…
I am using it in my family broadly now and its working mostly easy.
And with my remainig questions I often find or get answers here in the forums.
I’d love to have the wireless screen share feature solved and also the camera quality issues. I know its a long time until Christmas again… :wink:

If there is another way for me as an amateur to contribute to /e( other than donating and promoting it let us all know!

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I have added some options in the initial post, that you can explore.

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I donated early on, I think, since I have a much worn T-shirt and stickers lost in an envelope somewhere.
Didn’t know about OpenCollective. Since I use it for other projects I guess I’ll add Murena to the mix.