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.