Posted December 17, 2017
I'm not saying Zach can't lie (I'm pretty sure he isn't, but it's unimportant). The fact of the matter is he was scrambling for an alternate DRM-free distributor at release. This means, no matter who initiated the fallout and who's to blame for it, the initial negotiations were in good faith, and GOG's job was to reestablish it, because the game is a masterpiece (also a fact) and it's GOG's job to resolve difficulties with rightsholders and sell awesome DRM-free games here.
Starmaker: It wasn't. Judging by the tweet above, Zach had intended GOG to be the primary DRM-free distributor for the game and had to look for an alternative ASAP at release. Whatever the disagreement was, it wasn't "nah I don't want to maintain a build here". This is why the situation is so doubleplusungood: if GOG can't resolve a disagreement over the amazing masterpiece that is Opus Magnum with Zach, how can we hope they'll do anything about Discworld or NOLF?
ElPrimordial: Ok, granted, but people can lie. That's why its imperative that GoG be transparent and sincere in this subject.