What about the option of sponsoring projects to create a branded spin? I know that DDG has sponsored the Linux Mint Project and Mailpile in the past (not sure about sync or cloud storage services) and it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask their in-house teams to mock up some themes and stylings that represent the DDG brand.

Not the same as an official release, of course, but possibly an interesting middle ground and I would say a nice way to support open source projects without taking up to much of their resources.
posted by Zhyl 3 years and 4 months ago Link