Payout Terms & Conditions



This service will become active on May, 1st 2017. All previous months are shown for internal testing only.

This service is considered Beta until otherwise announced.


TOS:

This payout service is completely voluntarily. It is within Hive01's full rights to decide at any time:

a) when and

b) how much of the shown calculated amount is to be paid or

c) to cancel partly or complete payment without giving any reasons (reasons are most likely cheating or inflating download numbers).

d) Any PLING-FACTOR can be changed at any time and any rate (even to "0") to adjust the payout amount for products, even for a previous still to-be-paid-out pending month as long as it has not been paid out yet.

All products require a valid license. Certain products also require a link to an online source repository, like e.g. cgit.kde.org or github. If we find those requirements are set in a misleading way, we reserve the right to exclude the product or user temporarily or completely from receiving plings at any time.


A valid PayPal address must be maintained in your settings at the time of the payout. The total payout amount for a completed month must be at least one dollar. Lesser amounts will not be paid out and can not be transferred to the next month. If you do not meet these requirements, we can not pay you out anything that month. Non-paid-out months will not be retroactively paid out in the future. We will check these requirements every month. Downloads are counted of all files during that month, be it active or inactive. If all requirements were met and we have no reasons to decide otherwise you will likely be receiving the payout amount to your PayPal account within the following month.


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

Payout = Number of valid Downloads/Mediaviews * 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.

Valid Downloads and Mediaviews are determined by various factors, e.g. double clicks on the same product are neglected. The maximum payout for each section is limited by the funds avialable each month. Based on the actual amount of content and downloads, we may adjust these values at any time, even during a month.

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.

Note that the amount arriving at your account is the actual payout minus any fees from paypal for the transaction or conversion of USD into your currency.

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
UI Concepts
Desktop Concepts
1
No
Application Concepts
1
No
Linux/Unix Desktops
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
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
Sawfish Themes
1
No
Tutorials and Scripts
1
No
Desktop Themes
XFCE/XFWM4 Themes
1
Yes
Cinnamon 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
Yes
GTK3 Themes
1
Yes
Gnome Shell Themes
1
Yes
Gnome 2 Color Schemes
1
No
Various Gnome Theming
1
No
QtCurve
1
No
Kvantum
1
No
Be-Shell/Bespin
1
No
LXQt Themes
1
No
KDE
KDE Plasma
Aurorae Themes
1
No
KDE 4 Splashscreens
1
No
Plasma Color Schemes
1
No
Global Themes
1
No
Plasma Themes
1
Yes
Plasma Widget Styles
1
No
Plasma Splashscreens
1
No
Various Plasma Styles
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
KDE 2 Themes
1
No
Various KDE 1.-4. Styles
1
No
Desktop Extensions
Launchers
GnoMenu Skins
1
No
Kbfx Startmenu
1
No
Docks
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
KXDocker
1
No
tint2
1
No
Latte Dock
Latte Layouts
1
No
Latte Indicators
1
No
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 Extensions
Various 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
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
1
No
Plasma 4 Widgets
1
No
Various KDE Stuff
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
KDE Plasma 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
LXQt/LXDE 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
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
SLiM
1
Yes
Icons
Single Icon/Logo
1
No
Icon Sub-Sets
1
Yes
Full Icon Themes
1
Yes
Emoticons
1
No
App Addons
OpenOffice
OpenOffice Splash Screens
1
No
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
KSirk Themes
1
No
KSnakeDuel Themes
1
No
KSudoku Games
1
No
KPatience
KPat Decks
1
No
KPat Themes
1
No
Kigo
Kigo Themes
1
No
Kigo Games
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
LO Splash Screens
1
No
Clipart Galleries
1
No
LO Extensions
Color Palettes
1
No
General Extensions
1
No
Math Extensions
1
No
Base Extensions
1
No
Writer Extensions
1
No
Calc Extensions
1
No
Impress Extensions
1
No
ODF Templates
ODF Presentations
1
No
ODF Spreadsheets
1
No
ODF Text Templates
1
No
Dictionaries
1
No
Documentation
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
QCH Documentation Files
1
No
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 Report Templates
1
No
Skrooge Quote Sources
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
Cantor
Cantor (Maxima)
1
No
Cantor (Sage)
1
No
Cantor (KAlgebra)
1
No
Cantor (Qalculate)
1
No
Cantor (Python 2)
1
No
Cantor (Python 3)
1
No
Cantor (Scilab)
1
No
Cantor (Octave)
1
No
Cantor (R)
1
No
Cantor (Lua)
1
No
Cantor (Julia)
1
No
Alkimia Online Quotes
1
No
AmarokFS
1
No
Falkon
Falkon Extensions
1
No
Falkon Themes
1
No
Tellico
Tellico Scripts
1
No
Tellico Templates
1
No
Gnome App-Addons
Gedit Color Schemes
1
No
Nautilus Scripts
1
No
Aisleriot
1
Yes
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
Geany
1
No
Various Addons
1
No
Audacious
1
No
Mycroft Skills
Entertainment
1
No
Configuration
1
No
Information
1
No
Productivity
1
No
Art (Images/Drawings/Illustrations)
Cliparts
1
No
3D Renderings
1
No
Stock Images
1
No
Animations
1
No
Drawings/Paintings
1
No
Various Artwork
1
No
Fractals
1
No
CD/DVD Labels
1
No
Apps
Games
Various Games
1
No
Tactics & Strategy
1
No
Card
1
No
Board
1
No
Arcade
1
No
Emulation
1
No
Chess
1
No
Jump N Run
1
No
Shoot em up
1
No
Shooter
1
No
Programming
Database
1
No
Developers Apps
1
No
IDEs
1
No
System & Tools
Various Qt Stuff
Qt Tools
1
No
Qt Components
1
No
Qt Widgets
1
No
IoT
1
No
System Software
1
No
Utilities
1
No
Network
1
No
Security
1
No
System Monitoring
1
No
Terminal Apps
1
No
Virtualization
1
No
File Management
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
DJ Apps
1
No
Office
Telephony
1
No
Office Apps
1
No
Financial
1
No
Groupware
1
No
Text Editors
1
No
Notes
1
No
PDF Software
1
No
Ebook Software
1
No
Printing
1
No
Video
Video Apps
1
No
Video Players
1
No
Video Editors
1
No
Video Converters
1
No
TV & Streaming
1
No
Video Codecs
1
No
Webcam & Monitoring
1
No
Screen Recorders
1
No
Internet
Crypto
1
No
Browser
1
No
Email
1
No
Chat & Messenging
1
No
Internet Apps
1
No
P2P & Torrent
1
No
VPN
1
No
FTP
1
No
Graphics
Graphic Apps
1
No
3D Graphics
1
No
Image Viewers
1
No
Vector Graphics
1
No
Screenshot Tools
1
No
Education
Science
1
No
Education Apps
1
No
E-Learning
1
No
Wallpapers
Space
1
No
Wallpapers OS specific
Wallpapers Deepin
1
No
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 elementary
1
No
Wallpapers Slackware
1
No
Wallpapers Raspberry
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
Food
1
No
Technology
1
No
Comics
Comics
1
No
Distros
0.1
No
Phone/Mobile
Phone Wallpapers
1
No
Phone Apps
1
Yes
Phone Themes
1
No
Phone ROMS
1
Yes
Phone Kernels
1
Yes
Phone Firmwares
1
Yes
Music
Dance
1
No
Rock
1
No
Pop
1
No
EBM
1
No
Alternative
1
No
HipHop & Rap
1
No
Reggae & Funk
1
No
Country
1
No
Collections
1
No
Rankings
1
No
Books
Sci-Fi
1
No
Fantasy
1
No
Videos
Animated
1
No
Screencasts
1
No
Music
1
No
Documentaries
1
No
V-Logs
1
No
Plasma Charts
Plasma Charts Presets
1
No
Plasma Charts Faces
1
No