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Open source the Galaxy client

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Opening the source code of the Galaxy client, or parts of it would allow the community to contribute to the client development and avoid multiple unofficial clients to lag behind the official one.

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Please do this!

Jul. 2, 2019
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I think a lot of people are being misled by the open source plugin module. This is incredibly disappointing because a fully open source client would come with many benefits. Tons of positive PR, allow peer review and security auditing which is now a concern given the connections to other services and it'd also allow the community to develop and maintain a Linux client if they're not willing to do it themselves. Such a missed opportunity.

Jun. 25, 2019
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I hope they open the whole thing up and not just plug-ins. FOSS is the future of gaming along with decentralization. I hope GOG is a leader in both one day.

Jun. 20, 2019
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Especially with Galaxy 2.0 on the horizon, I'd like to see the client go totally open source. The FOSS community would love to get involved. You get more money from people who want to support open source and we get total privacy + a smoother client. Win/win!

Jun. 15, 2019
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Open source is actually a pretty specific, rather well defined term: <a href="https://opensource.org/osd-annotated" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://opensource.org/osd-annotated</a> <br /> <br /> That said there is lots of licenses to choose from: <a href="https://opensource.org/licenses" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://opensource.org/licenses</a> <br /> <br /> It is the same with "free software"(which overlaps "open source"): <a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.en.html</a> <br /> <br /> Also with a long(and significantly overlapping) list of licenses: <a href="https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html</a>

May. 27, 2019
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It sounds like it might be open source in the future! <br /> <a href="https://youtu.be/kvnOXIiJrMw?t=155" class="light_un" target="_blank"><br /> https://youtu.be/kvnOXIiJrMw?t=155</a>

May. 25, 2019
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I've been having problems with the Windows client. Steam is *much* smoother, and there's no good reason for it. I'm a developer. I could track this down and fix it. And I would because I'd *rather* use GOG and I'd rather recommend it to others, but Galaxy is so clunky, and my hands are tied. <br /> <br /> It's so close to being something I could love.

May. 13, 2019
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I am also vote for this.

May. 1, 2019
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Any chance for this?

Jan. 3, 2019
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Galaxy is basically a DRM; the only reason people use GOG is because it's DRM free; which fixes many older games where activation servers are dead etc. <br /> We don't want DRM; and if Galaxy was open we wouldn't be so afraid of it.

Nov. 8, 2018
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I'd support this. As a dev it's much easier to find and report a bug when you can read the code. And then even put a pull request for a patch...

Oct. 30, 2018
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@darknase, OpenSSL has been deemed insecure crap by LibreSSL... guess which one gets more money, the guy with the big name OpenSSL. GPL does not make anything more secure, only more restrictive and grants greater exposure to potential exploits that can sit for years unnoticed by "Many lazy eyes" because "Security through Security" is a MYTH!

Oct. 2, 2018
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As GOG has confirmed, Galaxy is not coming to Linux. Best and Last way is our most powerful weapon, Open-Source! Opensource it, GOG! So we can give you a hand on bringing galaxy for linux! :D

Sep. 22, 2018
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If you don't want to make the client for Linux give us at least the source code to do so ourselves. <br /> <br /> @Merranvo - You see this 'https' in above URL bar? That works because of a concept called "security through security", unlike the one proposed by you (and companies like MS) called: "security through obscurity". The latter has been proven to be non-functional, i.e. not working for any length of time. Even the WWII Enigma was known how to work ... still wasn't "crackable" without a computer, for most part.

Sep. 21, 2018
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If you really want to prove to GNU/Linux users that you care, this would be a great way to go and would probably require a lot less work than making a GNU/Linux version yourself. <br /> <br /> Making it open source would allow you to get help from the community where problems come about and to have the community support platforms you currently can't.

Aug. 23, 2018
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Doing this would probably also solve <a href="https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/release_the_gog_galaxy_client_for_linux" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/release_the_gog_galaxy_client_for_linux</a> because surely one of us would get it working natively on linux.

Jul. 24, 2018
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@Merranvo <br /> Open Source is not contradictory to IT-security, it's a requirement. <br /> If you could download games you didn't own with Open Source Steam Client, it was just not securely built. The same as with the proprietary one. <br /> Security through obscurity is not secure.

Jun. 29, 2018
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GOG, if you really believe in being DRM free, this is the way to go

Jun. 24, 2018
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*Mind you... yes, that client let you download from steam's own servers... because steam never imagined that anyone would hack their client. The only thing open source is going to do is make GOG need to crack down on security and making certain they're protecting everyone's interests.

May. 30, 2018
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I support this, because I intend to use the open sourced client to do things like, download games I do not have (the open source version of Steam allows you do to that, Steam added in a feature later that prevented it but you can still download HL2 for free because of the power of open source)... or steal account details by pushing an update that results in a HeartBleed level SNAFU. No one actually checks the code you know, many eyes many thieves.

May. 30, 2018
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No Tux, No Bucks. <br /> Now, i buy my games only on Steam.

May. 21, 2018
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I can't think of any good reason for them to not go open-source. It would allow the community to fix a lot of problems themselves, like the lack of a Linux version, so why not?

May. 6, 2018
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It makes a lot of sense given that the Linux GOG Galaxy client doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

Apr. 29, 2018
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I'd be down for this myself. <br /> <br /> It'd make progress on a Linux GOG Galaxy faster (probably)

Apr. 28, 2018
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So so so heavily in favor of this.

Mar. 6, 2018
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What license??? There is shitload of them. "Open source"??? WTF?

Feb. 4, 2018
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This would be excellent. I think many of those who are interested in open/free software would be more inclined to contribute to GOG's efforts than Valve's. I'm hesitant about the suggestions for an open API and would much prefer a consolidated codebase for anyone interested to contribute to.

Jan. 15, 2018
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Obviously, the Linux version of Galaxy is going nowhere - with the reason being GOG just doesn't have the resources. (Side note: GOG - remove the "In Progress" status from the Linux client wish). So... it make sense to open-source the client and the API or whatever is needed so the COMMUNITY can help port Galaxy to Linux (any any other platform we like). Come on GOG... it's been literally YEARS that we have waited for this... buying games on the promise that eventually we'll get a client for Linux and then get to take advantage of the easy installation, updates, cloud saves, etc. And the truth is, GOG is not really working on a solution.

Jan. 9, 2018
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This is actually a brilliant idea. Given the enthusiasm of the community here, and given the apparent lack of resources GOG seems to have, this may be the only way Galaxy can ever meaningfully compete with Steam. <br /> <br /> GOG would then only need to maintain the APIs on their servers for the client to hook into. Hopefully they already use RESTful APIs (or a similar tech), in which case not much would change on that front (apart from maybe opening some communication channels with the new open-source devs, so things are kept in sync).

Jan. 7, 2018
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I agree with this 100%

Dec. 16, 2017
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I think the idea of open-sourcing the galaxy client would go hand in hand with the principles of DRM-Free games! Would love to see this happen!

Dec. 10, 2017
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I agree with this. I'd love to see Galaxy supported on as many platforms as possible and open soruce is the way to accomplish that most efficiently.

Sep. 15, 2017
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Only open the source and the magic will happen!!

Aug. 20, 2017
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Open source the API. You say you do not have the resources to support GOG on Linux. Then use the community. Give them open source and they handle it.

Aug. 19, 2017
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There is even more: <a href="https://github.com/yancharkin/games_nebula" class="light_un" target="_blank">https://github.com/yancharkin/games_nebula</a>

May. 30, 2017
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Well there is the alternative to <a href="http://GOG.com" class="light_un" target="_blank">GOG.com</a> Downloader, LGOG Downloader. Which was also the way that one could use the Downloader on Linux. At the very least an open API would help.

Apr. 29, 2017
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Is there an alternative client for Steam? No. So: Will there be an alternative client for this so-called optional client? No. Why asking for this nonsense? Asking for what? More boundaries on a free system? Come on: Can't be serious about that. This wish is not even "in progress" and from my point of view it will never be as GOG has no further interest about that. Keep your proprietary code, GOG! Personally no need for this.

Mar. 22, 2017
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Is this real? It does not appear to be.

Mar. 22, 2017
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Gotta say this would probably make porting the client to Linux a LOT faster than expected.

Mar. 10, 2017
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I use both GOG and Steam. One of the main selling points of buying games on GOG over steam is GOG's DRM-free stance. This resonates very much with the free software community (free as in freedom, not free as in "free beer"). From a business perspective, doing this would give GOG a competitive advantage over Steam. The open source community would begin fixing bugs for you and releasing software that promotes GOG and requires no work from you to support (such as maybe a GOG themed Linux distribution?). It's basically free (and this time I mean free as in "free beer") software development work for you, GOG. Do it!

Feb. 4, 2017
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It's been years, plural, and still no Linux client. Come on, we know you understand something about Linux because you keep releasing games. Thank you for that service! If you simply can't spare talent to work on the GOG client, then please open source it so your devoted fans can do the work for you. The waiting is far beyond reasonable now.

Jan. 20, 2017
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Maybe we would actually see GOG Galaxy on Linux if this happened. That would be nice. Obviously they have no interest in finishing it or keeping their word to Linux users.

Dec. 10, 2016
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@BlackRedDead Yes, if Valve releases code of Steam it would be a nightmare because of how poorly the Steam client is done. It is chock full of bugs from the perspective of a non-dev user and God knows what garbage lies underneath the hull. There are security issues, review issues and what not all the time and things are getting worse. All these bugs are being exploited on a regular basis and Valve doesn't give a toss. I'm really disappointed that there is no Galaxy client for Linux. Otherwise I would have bought so many games on GoG. But just the thought of me having to manually track which piece of software has received an update is something that I really, really don't want to do. Until such a version of the client appears, no games from GoG.

Dec. 3, 2016
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If you can't manage to implement resume in a download client, you probably need to open source it.

Oct. 6, 2016
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If GOG galaxy is optional and the mindset here is "DRM free" I don't see any good reasons to keep it closed source. ( other than dirty code? ;) ) If kept in a public repository it would allow users to contribute improvements and fixes.

Sep. 2, 2016
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There is need for this regardless whether they work on Linux version or not.

Aug. 29, 2016
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@Bulo <br /> Since the time, we can have some doubts about their work for Linux.

Jul. 28, 2016
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No. No need for this. <br /> they're alrealy working on client for linux ...

Jul. 25, 2016
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Added my vote to this, as it is very clear GOG is not serious about their Linux users in any way, shape, or form, and no real intent on actually to even start to work on a client. If your developers are not able to make a client - why no let us do it. Serious +1 on this vote.

Jul. 19, 2016
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+1 please do it. Linux is becoming more and more popular. Now with vulkan, AMDs linux support and steamOS even more. Don't fall behind.

Jul. 18, 2016
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