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Make the World a Better Place! - KDE End of Year 2016 Fundraising

€ 17 739 raised

The KDE End of Year 2016 Fundraiser has finished. Thank you everybody who supported us in this fundraiser. Please visit the KDE donation page if you would like to support us further.

As we approach the end of the year, we begin the season of giving. What would suit the holidays better than giving to the entire world?

Here is a unique way to give back to KDE, allowing us to keep giving free software to humankind.

KDE is committed to improving technology and software to make the world a better place. We produce great quality free software that everyone is free to use or modify without any cost or restriction.


We want to bring the solutions we are offering to the next level. By participating in this fundraiser, you'll be part of the improvements we'll put into our products, for example our educational software, so kids can have better tools for school; our productivity applications, so you have the best tools for the workplace; and our desktop so we can all have a fun and productive experience when interacting with our computers.

Donating to KDE is not for you, it is for the entire world.

As a way to say thank you, starting with € 30 we will send a KDE-themed postcard, designed by our community of artists, to an address of your choice. You will get an extra card for every additional € 10 donation. Get cards for yourself and for your family and friends to show them you care for freedom. It's the perfect way to spread the festive cheer and donate to your favorite project at the same time.

Postcard Design #1 Postcard Design #2
Postcard Design #3 Postcard Design #4

In addition we would like to give a special thank you to our highest donors. We are giving away 9 unique art prints in size A4. At our last conference, QtCon, we asked 46 prominent current and former KDE contributors (including core developers from Plasma, KDE Edu and Qt, board members, designers, community organizers, translators and more) to sign artwork created for KDE's 20th birthday. This is a one-time chance to get a nice and unique KDE print for your wall.

Art Sample #1 Art Sample #2

The top 9 donors are calculated aggregating by paypal address, make sure you use the same account if you donate multiple times.

This campaign will end on December 31st 2016 at 23:59 UTC.

Where Your Donations Go

Last year KDE spent about € 50 000 on travel and accomodation of more than 100 contributors for various sprints throughout the year.

Sprints are in person meetings and are really important for a team of hard-working volunteers around the world to focus their efforts and discuss technical matters around the project. The amount of output we get from the sprints is really worthwhile for all users of the software.

Remaining money gets spent on our infrastructure, we have a large portfolio of servers hosting websites, code, continuous integration and a lot more. A full breakdown can be seen in our quarterly reports.


  • We will use your paypal email address to contact you and ask for the addresses to send the postcards.
  • You will be able to choose between the generic thank you or custom text for the postcard.
  • The first shipment of cards will be December 8th, after that there will be a shipment every week until the end of the Fundraiser.
  • If there is a tie in the last position of the top 9 donors we'll let select the winner amongst the tied donors.

If you prefer to use international bank transfers please see this page.
Please write us an email so we can add you to the list of donors manually.

Top 9 donors

Total AmountDonor Name
1€ 4,000.00Dimitri Nüscheler
2€ 1,000.00Darin Miller
3€ 500.00Oliver Sennhauser
4€ 257.00Anonymous donation
5€ 256.00Fabian Roth
6€ 250.00Andreas Lauser
7€ 222.22Anonymous donation
8€ 200.00Wade Olson
8€ 200.00Laurent Pinchart

List of donations

DateAmountDonor Name
31st December 2016€ 40.00Paul Vixie
31st December 2016€ 50.00Brad Durbin
31st December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 10.00Cord Horeis
31st December 2016€ 15.00Alexander Gurenko
31st December 2016€ 50.00Victor Bouvier-Deleau
31st December 2016€ 40.00Mauro Bellaspica
31st December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 47.51Michael Bennett
31st December 2016€ 5.00Josep Febrer Salord
31st December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 10.00Daniel Callejas Sevilla
31st December 2016€ 10.00Rodolfo Baeza
31st December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 80.00Nicholas Sanders
31st December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
31st December 2016€ 60.00Jim Arvan
31st December 2016€ 20.00Mikko Auvinen
31st December 2016€ 40.00Ivan Pessotto
31st December 2016€ 40.00Lorenzo Bettini
30th December 2016€ 0.30Anonymous donation
30th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
30th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th December 2016€ 3.00CESAR DAVID VELAZQUEZ ROSAS
30th December 2016€ 100.00Xavier Vello
30th December 2016€ 50.00Dominic Tubach
30th December 2016€ 20.00Joan Maspons
30th December 2016€ 10.00Valentin Rothberg
30th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
30th December 2016€ 20.00Javier Itoiz Lizarraga
30th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
30th December 2016€ 5.00Armandos Stylianakis
29th December 2016€ 40.00Lamarque Souza
29th December 2016€ 15.00Francisco Fernandes Jr
29th December 2016€ 250.00Andreas Lauser
29th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
29th December 2016€ 200.00Wade Olson
29th December 2016€ 100.00Marcin Biernat
29th December 2016€ 10.00Maik Haack
28th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
28th December 2016€ 147.00Anonymous donation
28th December 2016€ 3,000.00Anonymous donation
28th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
28th December 2016€ 40.00Quentin Gallissot
28th December 2016€ 50.00Michal Klaus
28th December 2016€ 10.00Quentin Denis
28th December 2016€ 7.00Mehrad Mahmoudian
28th December 2016€ 30.00Raphael Kubo Da Costa
28th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
28th December 2016€ 100.00Tobias Fischbach
28th December 2016€ 40.00Gamaliel Lamboy
27th December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
27th December 2016€ 25.00Anonymous donation
27th December 2016€ 5.00Carles Oriol
27th December 2016€ 10.00Dean Jagels
27th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
27th December 2016€ 50.00Peer Frank
26th December 2016€ 10.00Christof Groschke
26th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
25th December 2016€ 1,000.00Anonymous donation
25th December 2016€ 15.00tristan villers
25th December 2016€ 15.00Anonymous donation
25th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
25th December 2016€ 10.00Ju Ping Chan
24th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
24th December 2016€ 1.00Le site de Serge Muscat
23rd December 2016€ 100.00Anonymous donation
23rd December 2016€ 200.00Laurent Pinchart
23rd December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
22nd December 2016€ 40.00Roger Larsson
22nd December 2016€ 80.00Till Seifert
22nd December 2016€ 20.00Bernd Lachner
22nd December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
22nd December 2016€ 1.00Le site de Serge Muscat
22nd December 2016€ 40.00Matthias Springstein
22nd December 2016€ 35.00Peter Nordin
22nd December 2016€ 30.00Jean-Baptiste Mardelle
22nd December 2016€ 20.00Coorey Michael
21st December 2016€ 222.22Anonymous donation
21st December 2016€ 50.00Joan S Ardid Ramirez
21st December 2016€ 15.00Anonymous donation
21st December 2016€ 40.00Victor Romero Blanco
21st December 2016€ 25.00Anonymous donation
21st December 2016€ 70.00Markus Valtin
21st December 2016€ 150.00Lawrence Technology Services
20th December 2016€ 50.00Michal Hlavac
20th December 2016€ 50.00Thomas Mattke
20th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
20th December 2016€ 20.00Harold Asmis
20th December 2016€ 20.00Steven Shupe
20th December 2016€ 32.00Martin Bednar
20th December 2016€ 50.00Thomas Schyschka
20th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
20th December 2016€ 30.00Wolfgang Mader
20th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
20th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
20th December 2016€ 5.00David Martinz
19th December 2016€ 30.00Luca Weiss
19th December 2016€ 100.00Julio Foulquie
19th December 2016€ 40.00Gregor Walter
19th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
18th December 2016€ 40.00Xuetian Weng
18th December 2016€ 50.00Joachim Burchgart
18th December 2016€ 100.00Frank Hemmerling
18th December 2016€ 100.00Dr. Winfried Hofmann
18th December 2016€ 20.00Michele Tessaro
18th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
17th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
16th December 2016€ 10.00Alonso Morilla Meneses
16th December 2016€ 20.00Florian Wiesweg
16th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
15th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
15th December 2016€ 25.00Sander Knopper
15th December 2016€ 27.00Maria Bonilla-Torres
14th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
14th December 2016€ 35.00Marco Manngatter
14th December 2016€ 40.00Kamil Foltin
14th December 2016€ 100.00Martin Zahnd
14th December 2016€ 4.00Jacques-Michel Dieudonne
13th December 2016€ 6.66Dominik Waurenschk
13th December 2016€ 1.00Le site de Serge Muscat
13th December 2016€ 10.00Mikel Rubio Crespo
13th December 2016€ 31.00Daniele Scasciafratte
13th December 2016€ 10.00Patrick Csikos
13th December 2016€ 5.00Silviu Marin-Caea
13th December 2016€ 25.00Sergey Shulgan
13th December 2016€ 5.00Zixing Liu
13th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
12th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
12th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
12th December 2016€ 10.00Jahn Kohlhas
12th December 2016€ 10.00Alexandre Amorim
12th December 2016€ 40.00Tengxin Li
11th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
11th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
11th December 2016€ 128.00Martin Pule
11th December 2016€ 2.00Anonymous donation
11th December 2016€ 20.00soenke jensen
11th December 2016€ 40.00Yuen Hoe Lim
11th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
11th December 2016€ 50.00Ludwig Boom
11th December 2016€ 100.00Anonymous donation
11th December 2016€ 0.85Anonymous donation
10th December 2016€ 40.00Jaroslav Reznik
10th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
10th December 2016€ 35.00Anonymous donation
10th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
10th December 2016€ 120.00Philipp Slusallek
10th December 2016€ 40.00Francesco Montesano
10th December 2016€ 256.00Fabian Roth
10th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 50.00ARNAUD LHOTELLERIE
9th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 30.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
9th December 2016€ 40.00Piotr Belniak
8th December 2016€ 20.00Norbert Fugmann
8th December 2016€ 35.00Christian Schlasza
8th December 2016€ 30.00John Cooper
8th December 2016€ 10.00Aracele Lima Torres
8th December 2016€ 35.00Dawid Wolnik
8th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
8th December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
7th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
7th December 2016€ 40.00Emanuele Peviani
7th December 2016€ 10.00Luca Borsato
7th December 2016€ 20.00Carl Mannino
6th December 2016€ 40.00Martin Peres
6th December 2016€ 50.00Jairo Alonso Benitez Cardona
6th December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
6th December 2016€ 15.00Birgit Matthiessen
6th December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
6th December 2016€ 10.00marc serra fontfreda
5th December 2016€ 50.00Henning Kurre
5th December 2016€ 50.00Olivier Churlaud
5th December 2016€ 1.00Le site de Serge Muscat
5th December 2016€ 25.00Michael Kirsten
5th December 2016€ 3.00Ericksystem
5th December 2016€ 40.00Dominic Lyons
4th December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
4th December 2016€ 20.00Jose Antonio Apio Lopez
4th December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
4th December 2016€ 40.00Emanuel Wegh
4th December 2016€ 125.00Helftone Ltd
4th December 2016€ 25.00Mary Tomich
4th December 2016€ 20.00Carl-Christian Gallon
4th December 2016€ 40.00Jakub Benda
4th December 2016€ 10.00Hagen Juds
4th December 2016€ 30.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 35.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 20.00Saad Saad
3rd December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 30.00Pablo Amen
3rd December 2016€ 50.00Marko Lehmann
3rd December 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 20.00Edouard Duliege
3rd December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
3rd December 2016€ 5.00Alfredo Marco Moreno
3rd December 2016€ 10.00Jose Alberto Jaehoo
2nd December 2016€ 10.00Ruben Rojas Camargo
2nd December 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
2nd December 2016€ 20.00Thomas Kleindienst
2nd December 2016€ 50.00Helio Castro
2nd December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
2nd December 2016€ 20.00Xavier Corredor Llano
2nd December 2016€ 42.00Tim Van den Langenbergh
2nd December 2016€ 60.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 30.00Jorge de la Cruz
1st December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 40.00Philippe Pfeiffer
1st December 2016€ 30.00Kai Bojens
1st December 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 40.00Wiktor Sztwiertnia
1st December 2016€ 40.00Dan Jensen
1st December 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 50.00Alexander Schmiechen
1st December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
1st December 2016€ 40.00Jimmy Richards
30th November 2016€ 60.00Johannes Hauck
30th November 2016€ 110.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 40.00Sylvain Leterreur
30th November 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 25.00Adolf J Winterer
30th November 2016€ 100.00Michael Carney
30th November 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 25.00Stefan Losch
30th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 30.00Stefan Huber
30th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 20.00Eduardo Medina
30th November 2016€ 19.00Pedro Rosado
30th November 2016€ 150.01Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 5.00Alexander Vargas Pierola
30th November 2016€ 500.00Oliver Sennhauser
30th November 2016€ 10.00Rene Fertig
30th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 50.00Rudolf Steiner
30th November 2016€ 20.00Amaury Pupo
30th November 2016€ 30.00Gerd Stolz
30th November 2016€ 20.00Kristian Feijoo Oar-Arteta
30th November 2016€ 30.00Catalina Oyaneder Hurtado
30th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 40.00Thomas Gufler
30th November 2016€ 40.00Xavier Codina
30th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
30th November 2016€ 40.00Raul Moreno Sola
30th November 2016€ 5.00Erick I Jimenez Alvarado
30th November 2016€ 30.00Torben Pasucha
30th November 2016€ 10.00Jose Luis Dominguez Bonet
30th November 2016€ 40.00Samwise Hansen
30th November 2016€ 100.00Dirk
29th November 2016€ 10.00Michael Grasegger
29th November 2016€ 20.00Robert Menetray Caballero
29th November 2016€ 20.00Andre Homberg
29th November 2016€ 20.00Samuel Kron
29th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 35.00Hugo Ideler
29th November 2016€ 1.37Frank Quotschalla
29th November 2016€ 30.00Gunther Strube
29th November 2016€ 15.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 1.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 40.00Karl Ove Hufthammer
29th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 1.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 20.00Stefan Janoschek
29th November 2016€ 20.00Godber Kraas
29th November 2016€ 0.01Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 30.00Dominik Mautz
29th November 2016€ 40.00Heiko Issleib
29th November 2016€ 20.00Samir Derzic
29th November 2016€ 150.00David de Cos Elices
29th November 2016€ 20.00Thomas Bauer
29th November 2016€ 5.00Patrick Fischer
29th November 2016€ 30.00Bernd Hansen
29th November 2016€ 10.00Torsten Martiny-Huenger
29th November 2016€ 40.00Carlos Sousa
29th November 2016€ 10.00Thomas Wegner
29th November 2016€ 20.00Christian Gmeiner
29th November 2016€ 10.00Thomas Pallmann
29th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 30.00Yavorsky Alexandr
29th November 2016€ 10.00Dustin Pyszka
29th November 2016€ 10.00Christoph Maciejewski
29th November 2016€ 25.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 20.00Thomas Eimers
29th November 2016€ 2.00Marcos Schnalke
29th November 2016€ 40.00Knut Hansen
29th November 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 20.00Michael Seifert
29th November 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 20.00Alessio Adamo
29th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
29th November 2016€ 20.00Jan Grulich
28th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
28th November 2016€ 20.00Gaston Martini
28th November 2016€ 40.00Romuald POTEAU
28th November 2016€ 40.00Thomas Brix Larsen
28th November 2016€ 5.00Roy Speake
28th November 2016€ 100.00Anonymous donation
28th November 2016€ 5.00Jakub Zakrzewski
28th November 2016€ 30.00Anonymous donation
27th November 2016€ 40.00Josef Filzmaier
27th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
27th November 2016€ 20.00Ibon Toribio Angulo
27th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
26th November 2016€ 4.00Anonymous donation
26th November 2016€ 10.00Vicente Salvador Cubedo
26th November 2016€ 15.00Anonymous donation
25th November 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
25th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
25th November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
25th November 2016€ 4.00Aram Grigoryan
25th November 2016€ 5.00Anonymous donation
25th November 2016€ 30.00Martin Aschenbrenner
24th November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
24th November 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
24th November 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
24th November 2016€ 1.00Santhosh T R
24th November 2016€ 10.00John-Ivar Eriksen
24th November 2016€ 20.00John Arhin
24th November 2016€ 10.00Piotr Rogowski
24th November 2016€ 100.00Sung Jae Cho
23rd November 2016€ 25.00Anonymous donation
23rd November 2016€ 60.00Josep Ma Ferrer
23rd November 2016€ 52.00Pedro Gomes
23rd November 2016€ 20.00Arturas Matusak
23rd November 2016€ 10.00stephen donovan
23rd November 2016€ 20.00Johann Jacobsohn
23rd November 2016€ 30.00Dirk Ziegelmeier
23rd November 2016€ 100.00Anonymous donation
23rd November 2016€ 5.00Pedro Arthur Pinheiro Rosa Duarte
23rd November 2016€ 75.00Mario Mahardhika
23rd November 2016€ 10.00Bernhard Friedreich
23rd November 2016€ 20.00Valerio De Angelis
23rd November 2016€ 50.00Peter Leugner
23rd November 2016€ 100.00Martin van Es
23rd November 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
23rd November 2016€ 40.00Petri Salmela
23rd November 2016€ 40.00Anonymous donation
23rd November 2016€ 5.00Cristiano Rodrigues
23rd November 2016€ 50.00Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 50.00Timothy Andrews
22nd November 2016€ 11.00Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 21.00Radek Karaffa
22nd November 2016€ 40.00Robert Zimmerman
22nd November 2016€ 43.22Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 43.21Sune Vuorela
22nd November 2016€ 1,000.00Darin Miller
22nd November 2016€ 5.00Aaron Honeycutt
22nd November 2016€ 29.00Solerman Kaplon
22nd November 2016€ 8.00R Bos
22nd November 2016€ 20.00Laurent Tromeur
22nd November 2016€ 20.00Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 10.00Anonymous donation
22nd November 2016€ 0.01Albert Astals Cid