Donate to Qubes – Your Support Counts!
Ways to Donate
We accept monetary donations via Bitcoin and credit card in the following three ways:
1. Give a One-Time Donation
Donating with Bitcoin ensures that 100% of your money supports Qubes development because we do not incur any administrative costs. With credit card donations, we lose roughly 14% to administrative costs.
- Donate to Our Bitcoin Address: 3GakuQQDUGyyUnV1p5Jc3zd6CpQDkDwmDq (read more about verifying our Bitcoin address)
- Donate with Credit Card: visit our Open Collective page
2. Join Our Sustaining Supporters
Please consider becoming a sustaining supporter of the Qubes Project by giving a recurring monthly donation. Qubes is a long and ongoing project. If we know how much funding to expect every month, we can better plan our efforts and the use of available resources.
Set up an automatically recurring donation on our Open Collective page. Thank you!
3. Become a Qubes Partner
Are you an organization, company, or individual who believes in our vision and wants to make an impact on our efforts? Become a Qubes Partner by giving a significant financial contribution.
Help Us Spread the Word
If you are a Qubes OS user or support our cause, help us expand our community by introducing Qubes to your circle, including
- privacy advocates
- IT companies
- individuals who value and appreciate privacy in general
- Bitcoin companies
- sysadmins and other professionals who work with security.
FAQs on Donating
Why Should I Donate?
Qubes OS is free and open-source software. This means we do not earn any revenue by selling it. Instead, we rely on your financial support. If you rely on Qubes for secure computing in your work or personal life, or see the value in our efforts, then please donate now.
Qubes is one of the few operating systems that places the security of its users above all else. It has the potential to be a worldwide game changer in endpoint security. But for that to happen, the project requires a wide spectrum of expertise. In order to both retain and expand our core team, we require substantial funding from supporters like you.
With the help of our community, we hope to eventually build a nonprofit organization that will ensure the long-term future of the Qubes Project.
How is My Donation Used?
Your donation pays directly for individual developers who have been hired to work on the open source edition of Qubes.
Do Donors Get Personalized Support or Special Feature Requests?
We regret that we cannot provide personalized support to donors or implement specific features based on donations. In both cases, the reason is that our resources are limited. If we were to allocate these limited resources to providing support to individual donors and implemented their requested features, we wouldn’t have enough resources left over to make timely progress on our core projects, and the long-term sustainability of Qubes would suffer.
Is My Donation Tax Deductible?
Donations to the Qubes project are not tax deductible.
Can I Donate Something Other Than Money?
We prefer monetary contributions which allow us greater flexibility. However, if you or your organization has relevant knowledge, experience, leads, or resources and would like to help us secure the future of Qubes OS, don’t hesitate to contact us.
How Do I Verify Your Bitcoin Address?
The donation address can be verified via the Qubes Security Pack, specifically in the fund directory. We provide detailed instructions for verifying the digital signatures. You can also view the address on blockexplorer.com and blockchain.info.
The Qubes Project maintains a decentralized Bitcoin fund using a multi-signature wallet. This means that no single person is capable of spending these funds.
What is Qubes?
Qubes OS is a free and open source operating system that focuses on security and privacy. Its architecture is built to enable you to define and visualize different security environments on your computer and control how they interact, helping you to get your work done safely.