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Release the future GOG updater client as open source

Added byshmerl's avatarshmerl

If you plan to create an incremental updates service in the future, please release your client as open source in order to enable collaboration with the community and to build trust with your users. It would set GOG apart from other services which use closed clients, and would be in the same spirit as being DRM free in general.

The corresponding forum topic:

https://secure.gog.com/forum/general/future_gog_updater_client_as_open_source_and_the_issue_of_turst

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Staredown
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Honestly, the major reason I haven't downloaded the GoG Downloader program is because I've been burned by too many companies I trusted installing shitware along with their software. Open Sourcing all these accessory programs would go a long long long way to alleviating these kinds of fears.

Mar. 27, 2014
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shmerl
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Just to clarify, this wishlist can be applied to GOG's installer for Linux as well, not only to a complex updater client.

Mar. 24, 2014
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Peerbreed
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Releasing an open source client would show that not only does GOG have the intention of providing excellent support to linux users, but also that they understand the spirit of the community.

Mar. 23, 2014
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Feb. 25, 2014
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ssokolow
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Releasing the client as open-source really makes sense. It's not part of the secret sauce that makes GOG competitive so it's just a "necessary burden" to maintain it. Anything that can allow us to help reduce that burden is a good thing. (And it shouldn't be too difficult. At minimum, a repository somewhere like GitHub, a public issue tracker, and some clear instructions on how to set up a build environment, how to make a build, and what standards must be met for submitted fixes/enhancements.)

Sep. 13, 2013
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shaddim
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sorry for hijacking... it's for open-source! :) http://www.gog.com/wishlist/site/obtain_source_code_for_games_where_possible

Aug. 22, 2013
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