The website openDesktop.org is a social networking site with main focus on the open source community. It centers on sharing of user generated contents such as applications and artwork with social components. openDesktop.org is one of the biggest online communities, social networks and portals for the free software movement with more than 90 million page impressions per month. It’s a home for more than 150.000 applications, artwork and other content and also a place where developers, artists and users can come together.
Social network functionalities were integrated over time to increase the communication between users and developers. According to the project site providing the social network functionality and a well communicated community is necessary to improve the acceptance of open source and to grow market share of the Linux Desktop. Frank founded, developed and maintains the system since the launch in 2001