Improving Quality: Licenses part II and Misuse Report

With the possibility to display the license under which item is released, there is now a link in the sidebar of each product called “Report Misuse”. When clicked, it allows registered users to report products who look like they do not have a proper license or the license is conflicting with the product on display. Read more >

 

Like it? Pling it!

1 year after the introduction of plings, the concept proves to be a great success, as it helps many contributors via a monthly payout for their work. This seems like a good time to think of how to sustain this model from a longterm perspective. Support a product? – Pling it! The idea is to Read more >

 

Main site and Forum now use same account-data

Today we enabled SSO for the forum, meaning that anyone who already has an account at opendesktop.org now doesnt need to add an extra forums account, but can login with same username and password. Further, older accounts that were seperate before should be matched and marged, so older seperate forums accounts should still work and Read more >

 

Sources and Licenses

Starting this month, products eligible to participate in receiving plings are required to do so under a valid libre license. Further some product categories ask the contributor to point to an online source(-code) repository of that exact product uploaded. The reason for that is not to just providing the source-code within the file archive itself, Read more >

 

Introducing Monthly Payouts

On May 1st we started our beta testphase to compensate creators for their contributions on a voluntary base. After 5 months of testing, we feel confident to roll it out publicly to anyone contributing to the Opendesktop to keep the platform growing for the benefit of everyone who enjoys OpenSource and Free/Libre Software and Content. Read more >

 

Opendesktop App released

The official Opendesktop App has been released and is available for download here: https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1175480/ Opendesktop App allows you to “Install” and “Manage” any items downloaded under “My Collection”. Starting with wallpapers, it is also possibly to directly “Apply” an item from within the App, so a picture is then set as current background under most Read more >

 

External Files from Github

It is now possible to directly link to files on github.com. Any such links are then shown in the File Download section and counted normally.

 

KDE Store goes online

The former kde-look.org can now be found under https://store.kde.org/.

 

Introducing OCS-URL

The OCS-URL utility works under most Linux Desktop Environments and allows for easy 1-click installation directly from any opendesktop.org associated site. You can find the project page with download and instructions here: https://www.linux-apps.com/p/1136805/

 

News Section online

Welcome to the News section of Opendesktop.org We hope to present you the ongoing progress of the Portal and any related development.