KDE Software Store Announced, AGPL Licensed
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 3 September 2016 at 08:31 AM EDT. 49 Comments
KDE --
KDE developers announced today the KDE Software Store, a Free-as-in-Freedom AGPL-licensed sharing platform.

The KDE Software Store is built off of OpenDesktop.org, that was acquired by Blue Systems earlier this year. OpenDesktop.org with its KDE-Look/KDE-Apps sites and more was the go-to place to find new themes, wallpapers, and more. The KDE Store hopes to revive this plus evolving it into a modern software store with binary packages.

The code to their platform is now open-source under the AGPL, the KDE Store service will be run by Blue Systems sister company PLING, and developers are looking at containerized apps as one of their offerings for this software store. KDE is currently experimenting with Flatpak, Snappy, and AppImage.

Those wishing to learn more can read the announcement at dot.kde.org or visit the store at store.kde.org.
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