[Dev] Fwd: Re: [itch] Allow filtering games by source code and asset licenses (#222)

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Mon Dec 21 17:44:57 GMT 2015

Help me allowing the possibility to make itch.io app provide libre games only for all Free GNU/Linux
systems by commenting on https://github.com/itchio/itch/issues/222 !

El lunes 21 de diciembre del 2015 a las 1139 horas, Amos Wenger escribió:

> :smiley: 
> still in a hurry but taking bites off this:
>   * whitelisting games per-license would be pretty easy, once the API returns that — I have to warn you, though, not many good GPL games (yet?)
>   * app doesn't know how to compile games btw, FSF is very much "compile everything from source / no binary blobs", but itch does download binary blobs. Someone could always submit a PR though..
>   * speaking of binary blobs, there is one that the app downloads at setup time (during first login, if it's quick enough): https://github.com/itchio/butler — it's a MIT'd golang app, easy to build from source if one wants to, but atm, itch downloads binaries (built on our CI server: https://ci.itch.ovh/ — which recipes are accessible here: https://github.com/itchio/ci.itch.ovh/blob/master/src/jobs/itch.yml — but I'm sure true zealots won't take our word for it :dragon_face:)
>   * for it to be economically viable for us, it would be ideal if people could still purchase/donate libre games (or tools) via the libre version of our app. if that's not against the guidelines, it'd be real cool
>   * another thing I just thought of: if itch is in debian main, aren't people going to install the libre version & think "uh where are all the games" without thinking of checking our own (non-free) APT repo ?
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👋 Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro

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