elementary was founded in 2007 by a small group of passionate volunteers. Over the years, we’ve been able to grow into a tiny company and fund the development of Open Source software. Everything that we make is 100% Open Source and developed collaboratively by people from all over the world.
But We Need Your Help
We're made up of mostly volunteer developers working in our spare time. We'd like to grow our full-time staff and pay contractors to develop new features and fix issues. Since we collaborate with other software makers like GNOME and Ubuntu, our contributions often trickle out to the greater ecosystem of Open Source operating systems.
Plus we want to be able to regularly attend important conferences like GUADEC, LAS, and LFNW to talk about our ideas, collaborate with other developers, and grow the Open Source community as a whole. Attending these events is critical for our participation in the development of foundational technologies like GTK and Flatpak, but international travel is often outside our regular budget.
With your help, we can pay more people to work on creating great Open Source software and attend important events where we can improve Open Source operating systems for everyone!
Meet the team
The elementary.io websitePHP 973
Pay-what-you-want app store for elementary OSVala 276
The OS build systemShell 77
Collection of wallpapers for elementary OSMeson 280
Reusable GitHub Actions for elementary appsShell 17
Library that extends GTK with common widgets and utilitiesVala 107
Select a tier
$1 a month
We appreciate your support! You'll get a badge on your profile saying that you're sponsoring us. Thanks for making elementary OS possible :)