Like Google the Humble Indie Bundle has now reached critical mass and is nolonger niche, so they dont have to depend on their niche customers to make a profit now. They have grown and this is now the result, expect more big name bundles tied with drm and a single OS platform (Windows) and less cross platform Humble Indie Bundles until perhaps its completely phased out, however dont expect this to happen immediately probably over the next five years if they continue to grow.
That's the really sad thing though and once again shows how money talks. Once enough $$$ come along, people throw any values or principles out the window.
Originally Posted by dredhammer
Lets see... Google principle is "not to be evil". It stays true. They fund many opensource projects. They provided full support Linux for Google hangout. They did Android and merge changes back into Linux kernel.
Originally Posted by dredhammer
What critical mass are you talking about?
The single fact here is that the people have destroyed their own mission. A project without mission is like nut without content. Its dead! When they are asked about the case, their single response is "so far its been good" - clear lie, just check wikipedia, and that they "have been making 2 million of dollars". These are the indicators of success for them. Wooo!
The funny thing that happens next, is that there will be WAY less Linux and probably Mac users. Thats 1/2 of income lost. But its not as tragic as what comes next: with their mission broken, those who left will question IF ANYTHING will go to charity AT ALL. For just $ 2 mio, they have literally sold the trust and own future... And everything without Elop!
Seriously, if we allow people like these in FLOSS key areas, its just like employing a terrorist with live bomb. Imagine Linus binding whole kernel to Android and closing it down,.. or Xorg & Wayland devs shutting down because Apple offered them bunch of money. Damaged mission, means zero trust. Zero trust means instability on future. With instability there will be no "community" and no positive "buzz".
Somebody should really write "Congratulations on selling your souls so cheap" on their support forum.
Google is not this stupid and opportunistic. They deny 100 million of bribe offers, but increase their daily income by building trust.
Maybe HBI were not selling out after all. Smart move?
Last edited by Kamikaze; 12-15-2012 at 08:09 PM.
Deriving benefit from something does not negate throwing away your principles. That said, we will see what happens.
Could be interesting, but not holding my breath.
I'm just glad that despite the loads of cash they got from the HB, they actually noticed the Linux users input. Not that the arguments were just about Linux mind you.
Sellout continues, now with Alan Wake, again only for Windows.
wtf you jabbering on about? There isn't a new HumbleBundle, AlanWake isn't in any humble bundle, iirc AlanWake was never meant to be for linux...
Originally Posted by curaga
Humble Weekly Sale: Alan Wake
Originally Posted by Naib
you're a little late to the party...
i take it you missed the humble THQ bundle then?