Jump to content

  • Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

FREE SOFTWARE GIVEAWAY

We have 4 x Pro Licences (valued at $59 each) for 2d modular animation software Spriter to give away in this Thursday's GDNet Direct email newsletter.


Read more in this forum topic or make sure you're signed up (from the right-hand sidebar on the homepage) and read Thursday's newsletter to get in the running!


#ActualKarsten_

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:58 AM

Yes, it certainly is not a new issue overall but because people did not complain about closed-source software, it has now progressed to the online activation of closed source software. Soon the users will have even less freedom (They might only be able to play on a certain day of the week for example lol).

Personally I boycott anything with DRM (Steam, Windows, iOS Development tools, Builder Xcessory PRO, etc...), but this is not enough because others simply are not doing the same. This means that not only does nothing change (and things get progressively worse) but it prevents correct (perhaps open-source) software from being developed because of the intense competition within the industry.

Luckily I never really liked SimCity, and I now prefer developing games to playing them... but I would be pretty upset if my favorite software stopped working.

Though as an aside and to show that I also have reservations with FOSS... Since Gnome for Linux is so badly written, unportable and impossible to maintain yourself... it might as well have online activation because it will be broken loong before the servers are taken down.

But there is no money in games anymore... The money is in *preventing* players from playing games.

#2Karsten_

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

Yes, it certainly is not a new issue overall but because people did not complain about closed-source software, it has now progressed to the online activation of closed source software. Soon the users will have even less freedom (They might only be able to play on a certain day of the week for example lol).

Personally I boycott anything with DRM (Steam, Windows, iOS Development tools, Builder Xcessory PRO, etc...), but this is not enough because others simply are not doing the same. This means that not only does nothing change (and things get progressively worse) but it prevents correct (perhaps open-source) software from being developed because of the intense competition within the industry.

Luckily I never really liked SimCity, and I now prefer developing games to playing them... but I would be pretty upset if my favorite software stopped working.

Though as an aside and to show that I also have reservations with FOSS... Since Gnome for Linux is so badly written, unportable and impossible to maintain yourself... it might as well have online activation because it will be broken loong before the servers are taken down.

#1Karsten_

Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

Yes, it certainly is not a new issue overall but because people did not complain about closed-source software, it has now progressed to the online activation of closed source software. Soon the users will have even less freedom (They might only be able to play on a certain day of the week for example lol).

Personally I boycott anything with DRM (Steam, Windows, iOS Development tools, Builder Xcessory PRO, etc...), but this is not enough because others simply are not doing the same. This means that not only does nothing change (and things get progressively worse) but it prevents correct (perhaps open-source) software from being developed because of the intense competition within the industry.

Luckily I never really liked SimCity, and I now prefer developing games to playing them... but I would be pretty upset if my favorite software stopped working.

Though as an aside and to show that I also have reservations with FOSS... Since Gnome for Linux is so badly written,
unportable and impossible to maintain yourself... it might as well have online activation because it will be broken loong before the servers are taken down.

PARTNERS