openDesktop.org is one of the biggest online communities, social networks and portals for the free desktop movement where developers, artists and users can share applications, tools, wallpapers, sounds, icons, themes and other artwork and stuff for the open desktop. Our sites generate more than 90 million monthly page impressions and reach over 2,6 million unique visitors per month.
Our users are IT experts from all over the world who are mainly committed to open source. Therefore it's an ideal place for companies to effectively present their products, services or job offers to a large audience. By sponsoring the openDesktop.org you directly reach the open source community with your message.
What is the openDesktop.org sponsoring?
The openDesktop.org sponsoring is a platform for companies and enterprises which want to prominent present their products and services on the openDesktop.org sites and support free software openDesktop.org is a huge free community portal including KDE-Apps.org, KDE-Look.org, GTK-Apps.org, GNOME-Look.org and many other similar sites. Although KDE and GNOME are prominent on the portal openDesktop.org is independent and offers a home for all kind of free software projects. By 2006 there were over 20 portals - all sharing the same infrastructure and user database. In 2007 the content of all the sites were aggregated on a single portal called openDesktop.org. Since then users of all the portals have been meeting friends, creating groups, exchanging messages and microblogging on more than 35 websites.
Due to more than 2.600.000 unique visitors per month and more than 90 million monthly page impressions openDesktop.org allows you to target a huge range of IT-specialists such as software developers, network or system administrators or power users from all over the world. Many open source key contributors are registered and visiting often our sites. And all sites have seen particular growth.
Additionally about 95% of our users recommend software and hardware to friends or family members and about 71% actually spend at least 1000$ per year for consumer electronics or personal technology. (Source: User Survey January 2009) You can find more information about our users in our mediakit:
What advantages do I have as a sponsor of openDesktop.org?
As a sponsor you can communicate with the open source community via different channels. You get a sponsoring badge on selected sites where it fits the best according to site's theme/topic. You also get at least one link to your site for search engine optimization. We announce your sponsorship via news, blogs, twitter and other social media channels. Moreover you can post premium job offers in our OpenSkillz.com job board. The job board is specialized for IT professionals, open source experts, artists or web developers. The difference to other job boards is that the board is deeply integrated into our communities. Premium job offers are featured in several million system emails (rotation of all premium job offers) and RSS feeds. For more information about the premium job offers visit:
You can also post IT news about your company or products in our news section where you can reach the open source community with your message. The only requirement is that your news are IT related and interesting for our users.
This all allows you to get the attention that your product deserves. Lastly you support us and the community you help us to maintain our huge important biotope around the Linux desktop. Be recognized not only as a sponsor of the openDesktop.org but also a supporter of free and open source software and several open source projects such as GNOME and KDE.
Which sponsor packages do you offer?
|"sponsored by" banner (160x60) in the right column
||1 website. You choose which website you want to sponsor. (rotation with other silver sponsors)
||4 websites. You choose which websites you want to sponsor
||All 35 websites
|Links to your company or product (Search Engine Optimization)
||1 link. You choose on which website
||4 links. You choose on which websites
||10 links. You choose on which websites
|Premium job offers
||1 premium job offer per month
||3 premium job offers per month
|Reference/mentioning in news, blog, twitter and other social media channels
|Post news articles
||2 news posts about your product or company per year
||6 news posts about your product or company per year
|Support the open source community
|Price per month
||300,- EUR per month
||800,- per EUR month
||1500,- EUR per month
What is the openDesktop.org network?
||Our main recuiting portal
||Our main portal for all free software related content
||Applications for your KDE Desktop
||Command Line Applications
||Free Qt Applications
||Proprietary Qt Applications
||Applications for the Maemo Platform
||Applications and other stuff for the Android Mobile Platform
||Applications using Wine
||Artwork for the KDE Desktop
||Artwork for the GNOME Desktop
||Artwork for the Xfce Desktop
||Artwork for Fluxbox, Backbox, Openbox, PekWM, Afterstep, IceQM, Sawfisch or other window managers.
||Artwork for the Beryl 3D Windowmanager
||Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager
||Artwork for the EDE Desktop
||Artwork for Debian Linux
||Artwork for Gentoo Linux
||Artwork for openSUSE Linux
||Artwork for Ubuntu
||Artwork for Kubuntu
||Artwork for LinuxMint
||Artwork and Stuff for Arch Linux
||Document Templates for KDE Applications
||Document Templates for OpenOffice.org
||Templates for GIMP
||Templates for the Scribus DTP Application
||Templates, Objects and Images for Blender
Who can become a sponsor?
Every company can become a sponsor of openDesktop.org.
How can users help?
People who help the project to find and acquire new sponsors receive 30% of commission for the first month for each new sponsor as a bonus.
What differs openDesktop.org sponsoring from classical online advertising on openDesktop.org?
openDesktop.org sponsoring packages can be acquired on each single site of the openDesktop.org network! This allows you to exactly catch the right target group. You can become sponsor without contacting and commiting an advertising agency. It's all your decision.
What kind of payment options do I have?
We accept PayPal or wire transfer.
How can I become a sponsor?
Just send us a message or call us:
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