The Samba Team has a number of significant expenses so we have decided to setup a donation system to allow users of Samba to make contributions to help cover the cost of running samba.org and developing Samba.
How to donate
Donations can be made through PayPal. To use PayPal, click on the 'PayPal Donate' button below.
You can also make donations by check. Please make checks payable to the 'Samba Team' and send them to:
Samba Team c/o Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. 137 Montague St Ste 380 Brooklyn, NY 11201-3548
Note that the Software Freedom Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) charity in the USA, so donations in the USA may be tax-deductible.
If you would like to make a larger corporate donation then we would certainly like to discuss that. Please send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to any Samba Team member.
Why do we need money?
You may be wondering why the Samba Team needs money. The main expenses that we have are travel expenses for team members to the major Samba related conferences and expenses for running the main samba.org site. We occasionally have other expenses (eg. small pieces of hardware and books) but that is less common.
A good example of our travel expenses is the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in Santa Clara. We usually have between ten and fifteen team members attending each year and while most of them are covered by the company they work for, we do need to provide international travel and accomodation for some of them.