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 and developing Samba.

How to donate

The preferred method of donating is via PayPal. To make a donation click on the 'Make a Donation' button below. If you want your donation to be anonymous then please put the word 'anonymous' somewhere in the notes with your donation. We will use that keyword to disable publishing of your name.

You can also make donations by check. Please make checks payable to the 'Samba Team' and send them to:

   Samba Team
   c/o The Software Freedom Conservancy
   1995 BROADWAY FL 17
   NEW YORK NY 10023-5882

Note that the Software Freedom Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) charity in the USA, so donations in the USA may be tax-deductible.

Corporate donations

If you would like to make a larger corporate donation then we would certainly like to discuss that. Please send a email to 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 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 CIFS conference in San Jose. 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.