Funding

Qubes OS Project Funding

Qubes OS is free and open-source software (read about the license). This means that Qubes OS is not a paid or proprietary product. We do not earn any revenue by selling it. Instead, we rely external sources of funding from individuals and organizations who find the work we do valuable and who in turn rely on Qubes OS for secure computing in their work and personal lives. (Read more about our partners.)

We plan to fund continued Qubes OS development through a diverse mix of sources, both in terms of the entities providing the funding and the timelines of the funding.

We are seeking new sources of funding and welcome your help in these endeavors. If you or your organization has relevant knowledge, experience, leads, or resources and would like to help us secure the future of Qubes OS, please contact Michael Carbone.

2017

Donations

2016

otf

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is a United States government-funded program of Radio Free Asia, whose stated mission is to “support open technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies.”

nlnet

Stichting NLnet (“NLnet Foundation” in English) is a recognized philanthropic non-profit foundation based in the Netherlands, whose stated mission is “to promote the exchange of electronic information and all that is related or beneficial to that purpose.”

2015

otf

2015 OTF funding announcement

The Open Technology Fund (OTF) is a United States government-funded program of Radio Free Asia, whose stated mission is to “support open technologies and communities that increase free expression, circumvent censorship, and obstruct repressive surveillance as a way to promote human rights and open societies.”

2010-2014

itl

Invisible Things Lab s.c. (ITL) supported Qubes OS development from the beginning of the project in 2010 until the end of 2014. ITL’s primary source of revenue is security research and development. ITL s.c. is a privately held company, registered in Warsaw, Poland, and owned by Joanna Rutkowska and Joanna Gołębiewska.