What are Plings?

Contributors to any part of the Opendesktop platform get a compensation each time their contribution/product is downloaded. Download-clicks are converted into monetary value based on the following terms:

Payout = Number of Downloads * Pling-Factor * 1 $-cent,

where each product category is valued by a so-called “Pling-Factor”.

You can see the value of each category in the list below.

Based on the actual amount of content and downloads, we may adjust these values at any time, even during a month.

The actual payout for a product is limited by the amount of Plings.

You receive Plings by having supporters pling your products. Every received Pling raises the maximum payout limit for that product by 1.00 US-Dollar.

Payouts are voluntary and we reserve the right to cancel any single product or payout or all payouts without any reason.

Any product to be paid out requires a libre license. Certain products also require a link to the online source repository (see list below), like e.g. cgit.kde.org or github. This is different from just providing the source-code, but to provide an easy setup for collaboration and transparent changes.

In order to receive any payouts, you need to provide a valid PayPal option under your OpenDesktop account settings.

We hope this form of compensation values those who put time and effort into creating free and open source software & content and leads to an ever increase of quality and sustainability.

Category
Pling Factor
Source-Link required
Linux/Unix Desktops
Tutorials and Scripts
1
No
Desktop Themes
Cinnamon Themes
1
No
Various KDE 1.-4. Styles
1
No
KDE 2 Themes
1
No
KDE 3 Themes
KDE 3.x Splash Screens
1
No
KDE 3 Color Schemes
1
No
KDE 3.5 Themes
1
No
KDE 3 Domino Styles
1
No
KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes
1
No
Enlightenment
E Animated Backgrounds
1
No
E Enlightenment Backgrounds
1
No
E Modules
1
No
Enlightenment Themes
1
No
E Entrance Themes
1
No
Gnome/GTK
Gnome 2 Splash Screens
1
No
GTK1 Themes
1
No
GTK2 Themes
1
No
GTK3 Themes
1
No
Gnome Shell Themes
1
No
Gnome 2 Color Schemes
1
No
KDE Plasma
KDE 4 Splashscreens
1
No
Plasma Color Schemes
1
No
Plasma Look-and-Feel Meta Themes
1
No
Plasma Themes
1
No
Plasma Widget Styles
1
No
Plasma Splashscreens
1
No
Other Plasma Styles
1
No
QtCurve
1
No
Kvantum
1
No
Be-Shell/Bespin
1
No
LXQt Themes
1
No
Desktop Extensions
Various Stuff
1
No
Karamba & Superkaramba
1
No
Conky
1
No
GKrellM
1
No
Cairo Clock
1
No
Cinnamon Extensions
Cinnamon Applets
1
No
Cinnamon Desklets
1
No
Cinnamon Extensions
1
No
KDE Plasma Extensions
Qt Other
Qt Stuff
1
No
Qt Components
1
No
Qt Widgets
1
No
Other Plasma 5 Improvements
1
No
Plasma 5 Widgets
Plasma 5 Add-Ons
1
No
Plasma 5 Menus
1
No
Plasma 5 Clocks
1
No
Plasma 5 Multimedia
1
No
Plasma 5 Weather
1
No
Plasma 5 Monitoring
1
No
Plasma 5 Calendars
1
No
Plasma Wallpaper Plugins
1
No
Plasma Comic Sources
1
No
KDE 1.-4. Improvements
1
No
Plasma 4 Widgets
1
No
Gnome
Various Gnome Stuff
1
No
Gnome Extensions
1
No
Amor Themes
1
No
Screenshots
Unity Screenshots
0.1
No
Cinnamon Screenshots
0.1
No
Plasma/KDE Screenshots
0.1
No
XFCE Screenshots
0.1
No
Gnome Screenshots
0.1
No
Window-Manager Screenshots
0.1
No
Mate Screenshots
0.1
No
Deepin Screenshots
0.1
No
Budgie Screenshots
0.1
No
Fluxbox Screenshots
0.1
No
LXDE/LXQt Screenshots
0.1
No
IceWM Screenshots
0.1
No
Enlightenment Screenshots
0.1
No
Elementary Screenshots
0.1
No
Openbox Screenshots
0.1
No
Fonts
1
No
System Sounds
1
No
Docks and Launchers
Kbfx Startmenu
1
No
GnoMenu Skins
1
No
Plank Themes
1
No
DockbarX Themes
1
No
AWN Themes
1
No
Cairo-Dock Themes
1
No
Docky Themes
1
No
Kicker Panel
1
No
Latte Layouts
1
No
KXDocker
1
No
Screensavers
1
No
Boot and Splashscreens
GRUB Themes
1
No
Plymouth Themes
1
No
Usplash Themes
1
No
XSplash Themes
1
No
Splashy Themes
1
No
GFXBoot
1
No
Bootsplash Various
1
No
Cursors
1
No
Login Managers
LightDM Themes
1
No
MDM Themes
1
No
SDDM Login Themes
1
No
KDM4 Themes
1
No
GDM Themes
1
No
KDM3 Themes
1
No
Window Managers
Compiz
Cubecaps
1
No
Skydomes
1
No
Compiz Themes
1
No
KWin
Kwin Switching Layouts
1
No
Kwin Scripts
1
No
Kwin Effects
1
No
XFCE/XFWM4 Themes
1
No
Aurorae Themes
1
No
Beryl/Emerald Themes
1
No
deKorator Themes
1
No
Metacity Themes
1
No
FVWM Themes
1
No
Ice-WM Themes
1
No
Pek-WM Themes
1
No
Openbox Themes
1
No
Fluxbox Themes
1
No
Window-Maker Themes
1
No
KDE 3.x Window Decorations
1
No
Icons
Individual Icons/-sets
1
No
Icon Themes
1
Yes
Emoticons
1
No
App Addons
KDE Game-Addons
KAtomic Levels
1
No
Khangman
1
No
Kanagram
1
No
KWordQuiz
1
No
Knights Themes
1
No
KBlocks Themes
1
No
KDiamonds Themes
1
No
KGoldrunner Themes
1
No
Kigo Games
1
No
Kigo Themes
1
No
KSirk Themes
1
No
KSnakeDuel Themes
1
No
KSudoku Games
1
No
KPatience
KPat Decks
1
No
KPat Themes
1
No
VLC
VLC Skins
1
No
VLC Internet Channels
1
No
VLC Extensions
1
No
VLC Playlist Parsers
1
No
VLC Plugins
1
No
VLC Other
1
No
Krita
Krita Color Profiles
1
No
Krita Templates
1
No
Krita Resource Bundles
1
No
Gimp
Gimp Brushes
1
No
Gimp Patterns
1
No
Gimp Palettes
1
No
Gimp Splashes
1
No
Gimp Themes
1
No
LibreOffice/OpenOffice
LibreOffice Splash Screens
1
No
ODF Text
1
No
ODF Spreadsheet
1
No
ODF Presentation
1
No
OpenOffice Splash Screens
1
No
Scribus Templates
1
No
Inkscape Templates
1
No
XMMS Skins
1
No
SMPlayer/MPlayer
1
No
Noatun Skins
1
No
Thunderbird Themes
1
No
Chrome/Chromium
1
No
Telegram Themes
1
No
KDE App-Addons
Kdenlive
Kdenlive FX
1
No
Kdenlive Export Profiles
1
No
Kdenlive Title Templates
1
No
Kdenlive Keyboard Schemes
1
No
Kontact/PIM
KOrganizer Calendars
1
No
KNotes Printing Themes
1
No
KMail Header Themes
1
No
KAdressbook Themes
1
No
Script Sieve
1
No
Akonadi Email Providers
1
No
KDevelop
KDevelop File Templates
1
No
KDevelop App Templates
1
No
Amarok
Amarok 2.x Scripts
1
No
Amarok 1.x Scripts
1
No
Amarok Themes
1
No
Krunner Plugins
1
No
Skrooge
Skrooge Quote Sources
1
No
Skrooge Report Templates
1
No
Parley
Parley Vocabulary Files
1
No
Parley Themes
1
No
Krusader
Krusader Colormaps
1
No
Krusader User Actions
1
No
Krusader JS Extensions
1
No
Simon Speech
Simon Base Models
1
No
Simon Scenarios
1
No
Simon Dictionaries
1
No
Plasma Public Transport Timetables
1
No
Yakuake Skins
1
No
KTextEditor Snippets
1
No
Dolphin Service Menus
1
No
Kopete Styles
1
No
KStars Data
1
No
KTurtle Scripts
1
No
Marble Maps
1
No
Okteta Structure Definitions
1
No
K3b Themes
1
No
Konversation Nicklist Themes
1
No
System Monitor Tabs
1
No
Konsole Color Schemes
1
No
Kate
1
No
Digikam
1
No
Konqueror
1
Yes
Gnome App-Addons
Gedit Color Schemes
1
No
Nautilus Scripts
1
No
Aisleriot
1
Yes
Mycroft Skills
1
No
SubSpace Continuum
Sounds
1
No
Audio/Visuals
1
No
Banners
1
No
Bots
1
No
Catids
1
No
Clients
1
No
Editors
1
No
Fonts
1
No
Graphics
1
No
Images
1
No
Misc
1
No
Mods
1
No
Server
1
No
Skins
1
No
SubspaceISO
1
No
Zones
1
No
GMusicbrowser Layouts
1
No
Pidgin
1
No
Kirocker
1
No
Mixxx Skins
1
No
aMSN
1
No
Opera
1
No
VIM
1
No
Covergloobus
1
No
Steam Skins
1
No
Art (Images/Drawings/Illustrations)
Logos
1
No
Paintings
1
No
Cliparts
1
No
3D Renderings
1
No
Stock Images
1
No
Animations
1
No
Drawings
1
No
Various Artwork
1
No
Fractals
1
No
CD/DVD Labels
1
No
Apps
Web & Browser
1
No
Graphics & Photography
1
No
Games
Games Other
1
No
Tactics & Strategy
1
No
Card
1
No
Board
1
No
Arcade
1
No
Database
1
No
Developer Tools
1
No
Utilities
1
No
System Software
1
No
Science & Education
Science
1
No
Education
1
No
Network & Security
Network
1
No
Security
1
No
Audio
Audio Apps
1
No
Audioplayers
1
No
Music Production
1
No
Radio Apps
1
No
MP3 Taggers
1
No
Audio Extractors/Converters
1
No
Productivity
Office
1
No
Financial
1
No
Groupware
1
No
Text Editors
1
No
Video
Video Apps
1
No
Video Players
1
No
Video Production
1
No
Video Converter
1
No
TV & Streaming
1
No
Communication & News
Email
1
No
Telephony
1
No
Chat & Messenging
1
No
Wallpapers
OS specific
Wallpapers Mint
1
No
Wallpapers Ubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers Kubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers SUSE
1
No
Wallpapers Arch
1
No
Wallpapers Fedora
1
No
Wallpapers Mandriva
1
No
Wallpapers Gentoo
1
No
Wallpapers Frugalware
1
No
Wallpapers KDE Plasma
1
No
Wallpapers Gnome
1
No
Wallpapers XFCE/Xubuntu
1
No
Wallpapers Debian
1
No
Wallpapers Manjaro
1
No
Wallpapers Firefox
1
No
Wallpapers Windows
1
No
Wallpapers OSX/Apple
1
No
Wallpapers BSD
1
No
Wallpapers PCLinuxOS
1
No
Wallpapers Mageia
1
No
Wallpapers MATE
1
No
Wallpapers Linux/Tux
1
No
Wallpapers Solus
1
No
Wallpapers GNU
1
No
Wallpapers Zorin
1
No
Wallpapers LXQt/LXDE
1
No
Wallpapers Deepin
1
No
Wallpaper Other
1
No
Abstract
1
No
Animals
1
No
Nature
1
No
People
1
No
Buildings
1
No
Landscapes
1
No
Mountains
1
No
Beaches and Oceans
1
No
Bridges
1
No
Manga and Anime
1
No
Cars
1
No
Mobile Phones
1
No
Comics
Comics
1
No
Distros
0.1
No
UI Concepts
1
No
Phone/Mobile
Phone Apps
1
No
Phone UI
1
No
Phone ROMS
1
Yes