We need your help.

Our unwavering commitment to user freedom, software integrity, and system reliability relies on donations. We love what we do, but we can't do it without your support. For that, we are grateful.

We leverage external non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations to manage our finances, which means your donations may be tax-deductible and are always used in a transparent and legitimate manner.

Your donations go directly to two areas.

The first area is computer hardware. This covers hosting (our website, development and testing servers, bandwidth, insurance, and maintenance). More importantly, when we don't have to worry about our infrastructure, our developers can focus on improving Adélie. These costs are fixed.

The second area is development. Every developer volunteers a great deal of time and effort to bring Adélie to your servers, desktops, and high-performance clusters at no cost to you. It is not possible to sustain our commitment without some support; our developers aren't fully-autonomous robots.

In many cases our own developers donate critical hardware to the project and maintain it because they're committed to delivering nothing less than the best. It's part of our culture.

We are also exploring computer research as a focus area, however we do not presently allocate our own funds to this. Instead, we pursue partnerships with universities and research organizations.

Thank you for your generosity,

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Adélie Project Lead


Independent by design.

Adélie is an independent Linux distribution committed to integrity, privacy, and user freedom. Your donation might be tax-deductible.