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Desura client may be open sourced

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lodle writing on the Desura forum has asked for opinions and help in making the Desura client partially open sourced (I say partially as it will use some sort of dual licensing as they are a commercial company).

QuoteHey Guys,
As i'm the only one working on Desura client due to a number of reasons I was looking into open sourcing the client aspect of Desura it self to allow the community to help out implement features and bug fixes faster and contribute this back into the client to benefit all users.
As it stands, the license im looking at using is dual license; GPL v3 for the open source side and a commercial license for the company side how ever the trademark, icons and logos are not included with this. Was also thinking of using GitHub to host the project with wiki and bug tracker.
What is your thoughts and ideas on the subject?

UPDATE - Now has a github for the code ready to be dropped. I suggest you read the wiki first.

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Hamish 13 Nov, 2011
I am not quite sure how they can get the dual-licensing working with the GPL. Might be best to use a license that does not have anti-linking protections in this case.

EDIT: Okay, having read this it makes more sense now:

QuoteThe lone developer of the Desura client writes about his intentions to create an open-source projectout of it under the GPLv3. Th server-side portion of the distribution platform would remain closed-up.
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