Crowdfunding an Ubuntu smartphone (right now)

Torfinn Ingolfsen tingox at
Tue Jul 30 21:50:56 CEST 2013

If they meet their goal, at least they will have a sizeable community
(about 40k devices). A nice start.

On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 8:59 PM, Joshua Judson Rosen
<rozzin at> wrote:
> Just in case not everybody saw this on Slashdot already:
>     "The Ubuntu Edge is the next generation of personal computing:
>      smartphone and desktop PC in one state-of-the-art device."
> ~$800 gets you one, if the fundraiser meets its goal of $32-million in
> 30 days. They've already raised just over $7-million in just over 7
> days; if they can keep up that momentum, maybe they /can/ actually meet
> the goal.
> I've been trying for a while to allocate about the same portion of my
> budget to fund the somewhat similar GTA04 project that Nikolaus / Golden
> Delicious is heading (with a perhaps smaller, certainly less visible,
> team).
> _Really_ hard to fund them both with full purchase-price contributions.
> Maybe I should decide already. I've opined a couple of times that I
> wish Nikolaus could just sell me a $100 T-shirt so that I can afford to
> fund his GTA04 project (or, rather: to help me rationalise making the
> donation--I know that he does `sell donations' on the Golden Delicious
> web store).
> I can certainly afford to contribute _something_ to this Edge
> fundraiser; probably a bunch of us can.
> And, as of today, you can even get a T-shirt as a reward.
> --
> "'tis an ill wind that blows no minds."
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