Who spends for Ubuntu?
Ubuntu appears pricey to create and also keep. Transmission capacity, growth, advertising and marketing, and also upkeep all price loan, and also given that Ubuntu is free to download and install and also make use of, I do not see that spends for all of it.
I ask due to the fact that I'm a satisfied Ubuntu customer given that 2006 and also ask yourself just how lasting the task is.
The Ubuntu task is lead by a firm called Canonical Ltd.
They make their loan by giving venture software program solutions, training, assistance, working as a consultant, and also numerous other solutions straight pertaining to Ubuntu.
You can review the partnership in between Canonical and Ubuntu.
In brief : Canonical funds it.
Where they get the cash from is probably a far better inquiry. Well they market solutions and also assistance and also they additionally have a rather well-off owner in the form of Mark Shuttleworth.
Modify : As others have actually claimed, the most up to date record we carry funds is from 2008 when the firm had not been near recovering cost yet as I've simply described in a comment, for points you rely on, recovering cost isn't every little thing ... Especially when you can manage for it to make a loss.
Certainly the purpose is for the task to come to be self - enough yet presently the only roi comes via the networks I've currently spoken about. OEM solutions, B2B assistance, customer degree paid assistance. You need to value that as soon as Ubuntu strikes emergency obtains actual need, the need for specialist solutions and also free of charge items additionally raises.
If you desire thorough economic details, I recommend you call Canonical. They'll either offer you the numbers or inform you to stop being so nosy ... But they are the only individuals that can inform you for sure.
Modify 2 (Re : "can not have it both means") : - Utter rubbish! Certainly you be humane and also maintain a beneficial interest in something. His idea and also generosity towards Ubuntu exists to aid it deal with Bug # 1 which aids his business passions in Canonical.
There is no contract in compassion that quits you generating income from it quickly or down the line.