Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Qubes OS Project! As many of you know, there are two ways to donate: through our Bitcoin fund and through Open Collective. Some of you may have noticed that we haven’t spent any of the funds donated through Open Collective yet. This is because we’ve been waiting until there are sufficient funds to pay a developer to work specifically on Qubes tasks. We’ve now reached that point! Soon, we’ll begin making our first series of payments. We’ll be filing these expenses through Open Collective so that the process is completely transparent. Meanwhile, we’ve already begun using some of the Bitcoin funds to pay developers to work on Qubes, and we’ll be increasing this even more in the near future.
While we’re extremely grateful for all the donations we’ve received, it’s worth noting that they cover just a fraction of what it costs to pay the Qubes developers each year. If you’d like to start supporting the development of Qubes, or continue to do so, there’s no better time than now!
The Qubes OS Team