As you know thru emails, I have expressed the same concerns about not having source code availability… which is critical to Developers… esp… us Indie groups.
However, I am leaning towards being opposed to open sourcing your Source.
The fact that you have “Licensed Source Code” at a higher pricing level is more than adequate to assuage any concerns about not having source code available at a later time. My only concern is that the price point is pretty high. But, after a lot of discussion via Email, I am confident that Agog Labs is willing to work with people with different payment strategies.
Open Sourcing will result in:
- Slower Support
- Slower Progress
So, please don’t do that.
If someone is very concerned about source code availability, I advise them to discuss the “Premium Edition” with Agog.
Additionally, Epic is huge, and can afford to do a lot of things that won’t really affect their base line.
The main question before you open source your code is how will your income be adversely affected by that?
What happens if the current method of income fails… will open sourcing your code then result in a problem due to lack of the ability to monetize?
If anything… my advice would be to make the Premium Package more “visibly” available.
So that source code is not a problem.
Ps… sorry about the lateness of this post… just thought it was important to advise against Open Source in this instance.