LXLE Linux is a self funded community Linux distribution. User contributions through donations and store purchases help cover the administrative and hosting cost of the distribution. We do not send any emails to our users asking for donations, nor do we charge for providing support through our user forums, wiki, or mailing list.
Regardless of our no nuisance philosophy, contributions and purchases are extremely important to making ends meet. At times its also a gesture of gratitude for the work put into building the distribution and providing free support. We developed a few ways to donate to the project.
We are introducing what we call "Rotation Donation". This means that for every donation made to LXLE. We will split that donation with one of 5 sources we have been in contact and formed relationships with, these would include, our Parent Distribution(s), The Document Foundation, Free Software Foundation, SeaMonkey/Mozilla, and the 'Third Party Developers' that help make up the LXLE desktop. The final group will be in their own group rotation. In other words for each donation where it's split with the 'Third Party Developers' a selection will be made among them and the split will go directly to them. This includes everything from music players to browser extension developers and repositories. Each donation will be split with one of the 5 recipients. This seems the most fair without trying to 'value' their work as a whole.
This is a great replacement for Windows XP on older equipment and it works out of the box. LXLE also recognised my wifi card straight away on my laptop so I got instant wifi and it's got visually stunning wallpapers too. ~Tim