Alright. I was going to write a blog post about this, but decided against it for the sake of other people to jump in and comment. There are certain people who think that source code should be provided and licensed with a open source license (MIT/GPL/LGPL/etc). The idea of seeing users having the guts to ask game developers (or normal developers) to open their code makes me feel like we are back in 2000-2003, where people kept flooding Sun Microsystems forums to make Java open source. I love open source communities, they are helpful and polite most of the time, but one of the things I would never do is ask a fellow developer to open source the project, unless she/he wants to. I think that some people in the OSS community needs to stop making such demand. Games are being ported, more indie developers are porting their games to linux. So,when you ask them that, it's kinda impossible for the developer, who spent hundreds of hour creating his game, with the hopes of getting some dough for him, or to maintain his/her family; to open that game's source. Me? I'm always willing to pay for things that I will play or use. This is my way of supporting developers creating software on linux (or any platform). Monetizing in open source projects is hard, I've tried to do so in the past several times, best bet is that you end up giving premium support or waiting for a soul to donate 10 bucks which doesn't cover hosting expenses. Don't sell me that line where "oh, open source makes everything better, people could contribute fixes", it's such an old line and doesn't guarantee anything. What are your thoughts? Willing to support the developers or should they release the source code and pray people donate?