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Ubuntu Edge fails in its crowdfunding campaign

Ubuntu has failed in its crowdfunding campaign that would feed the proposed Ubuntu Edge smartphone.

Ubuntu has failed in its crowdfunding campaign that would feed the proposed Ubuntu Edge smartphone

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  To finance its project Edge smartphone Ubuntu, Canonical had last month launched a crowdfunding campaign, participatory financing, a method that has proven for many projects. But it seems that the editor was too ambitious hair. In fact, he wanted to raise $ 32 million for the project! After several weeks, he finally harvested 12.8 million from 27,000 people.

What is is a very nice sum, but not enough to finance the project tidy full. But things were very good parts since 3.4 million were collected during the first 24 hours. 

Even if the result is not up to par, the Ubuntu project Edge is yet one who raised the most money for the creation of sites like KickStarter crowdfunding or Indiegogo. For example, the open source project Ouya console had collected almost 9 million dollars, and over 10 million have been raised for Pebble watches. 

The "backers" should be promptly refunded the amounts paid and the Ubuntu project Edge meanwhile paused. In an interview with the Guardian, head of Canonical Mark Shuttleworth said he did not despair one or more manufacturers appear to put the missing 20 million dollars, before the backers are reimbursed. If this is not the case, the project will be abandoned in order to focus on the OS Ubuntu Mobile.
 
Ubuntu Edge fails in its crowdfunding campaign  Ubuntu Edge fails in its crowdfunding campaign مراجعة من قبل Steven Raiss في 8:07 PM تصنيف: 5