Vote for GameSalad to Become Open Source
VOTE FOR GAMESALAD TO BECOME OPEN SOURCE:
Open source = Any Coder can make a plugin to add features and grow GameSalad exponentially.
That does not mean GameSalad would be free and no longer able to make money, on the contrary:
GameSalad would not only make money via subscription but also by taking % on plugins vetted on the would-be Store.
From various users on the forum:
1 this would be equivalent to GameSalad getting free coders, saving resources, time and money.
Essentially getting help for free to improve the engine.
2 Making GameSalad more competitive, attractive and feature rich.
3 More sales/subscriptions to potential users, given the range of additional add-ons.
4 Reinvigorating the user base, who frankly feels like doomsday is creeping around the corner on our beloved GS.
5 Strengthen the community.
6 Bringing a whole new type of customers and retain the ones who are leaving.
7 Making it open Source and being able to see the code would also be a big educational benefit.
8 Did I mention saving GameSalad?
THE BOTTOM LINE IS: A, SUBSCRIPTION + REVENUE FROM PLUGINS, FORMULA, IS A WIN WIN FOR EVERYONE!
GAME SALAD TEAM, PLUGIN DEVELOPERS, CUSTOMERS AND PLAYERS.
WHEN YOU CAN'T RESOURCE, YOU OPEN-SOURCE
THE FIRST POST, UNDERNEATH THE POLL, IS A COMPILATION OF WHAT'S BEEN SAID RECENTLY ON THE SUBJECT.
Please take the time to read, if you don't really know what you are voting for.