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I was interested to find out if Canonical, the producers of Ubuntu, have other financial dealings for integrated features of their operating system, other than the controversial Amazon search feature?

How else is funding for Ubuntu achieved?

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Good question (reasons below):

  1. It's open-source so it doesn't need much funding considering the community contributes a lot of coding time.

  2. Donations on download. Because they are right up in-your-face, Ubuntu is pretty much donationware, so I'm sure Ubuntu gets lots of money that way.

  3. Canonical's paid services to companies (Ubuntu Advantage/Landscape) including Google, these help because they cost a lot and the overflow from this goes to Ubuntu.

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