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    Default Humble Indie Bundle 6 Ends At $2 Million USD

    Phoronix: Humble Indie Bundle 6 Ends At $2 Million USD

    Humble Indie Bundle 6 is now over and it's generated just over two million dollars during the two week DRM-free, pay-what-you-want, cross-platform game sale...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5ODQ

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    I didn't buy HIB.

    I would be more inclined to do so if the titles were open source.

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    Oooof. Come on.
    Of course it would be even more great if it was free as in freedom software (not just open source), but hey, it's a bunch of indie games, it's DRM free, it is cross platform and fun. And you can set the price and even the distribution between coders, humble team and charity. So if you like, you could spend all money on EFF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    I didn't buy HIB.

    I would be more inclined to do so if the titles were open source.
    Let's hope that the gazillions of people who didn't buy the current HIB for some obscure reasons feel inclined to leave a posting...
    BTW: I bought it. I couldn't care less whether it's open source. I want to play a game, not stare at source code. Rochard is particularly nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxee View Post
    I bought it. I couldn't care less whether it's open source. I want to play a game, not stare at source code.
    I bought it too. It would be nice for them to open source the games once they're not making money anymore (to keep them working, port them to new platforms, etc.) but I'm not so hot on Open Source in games. I see games more like books or movies than software - something that is created and then I consume. Technically I'd prefer the line to be drawn within the game (open source software, proprietary art/sounds/storyline/etc) but I'm not so bothered as I am about the webserver I use or the word processor, etc.

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    I didn't buy it either for the same reason as uid313 (not open source).

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    I really don't get why people care if its open source or not. Are you going to edit the game? Will you add more content to it? Are you going to make another game based on their engines? Seriously, so what if its closed source. Hard work like that available on an open source platform does not in any way shape or form entitle you to it's source code. You should be thankful they made a Linux release at all. not buying it because of something you likely won't take advantage of can be a major turnoff to future deekopers. If the devs want to give it out then great, but when you buy a game what do you care about most - how the game was coded or playing it for entertainment? If its the former, I'm sorry but you have stupid priorities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rantpaste View Post
    I bought it too. It would be nice for them to open source the games once they're not making money anymore (to keep them working, port them to new platforms, etc.) but I'm not so hot on Open Source in games. I see games more like books or movies than software - something that is created and then I consume. Technically I'd prefer the line to be drawn within the game (open source software, proprietary art/sounds/storyline/etc) but I'm not so bothered as I am about the webserver I use or the word processor, etc.
    Open sourcing the games won't make much sense, if it is based on an engine which is not open source. And it seems that quite a few Unity, Source and Unigine games will find their way onto Linux platforms.
    Apart from that the open source aspect is much more relevant with applications, since I work with them and maintenance, frequent updates, and possible adaptation to new environments can be critical aspects.
    With games...? If it doesn't work on a future Ubuntu Vexed Viper - I move on to another game. Besides, some HIB games have been open sourced - so far I haven't heard of updates or reworks of those games. This vocal not-open-source "argument" sounds more like a sorry excuse of... ...freetards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxee View Post
    With games...? If it doesn't work on a future Ubuntu Vexed Viper - I move on to another game.
    I play a game I like forever. And I am not the only one. So do not just dismiss the problem by saying that it does not apply to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuxee View Post
    This vocal not-open-source "argument" sounds more like a sorry excuse of... ...freetards.
    Are you sure it's not an argument being used to avoid the fact that there is no binary compatibility in Linux at all? Drepper's no longer involved in glibc so there really is no excuse not to provide backwards compatibility.

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