How can we improve Discord?

Make it open source

There is so many that have declined to use this app with me just cause it's not open source.

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  • TheTruthBellTheTruthBell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Everyone _should_ care, gameslayer9999. Even someone like you.

    If it's proprietary, it's not superior to anything.

  • gameslayer9999gameslayer9999 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Who cares if it is closed sourced be grateful they even ported it to Linux as it is a far superior voice chat app for chatting and gaming over Teamspeak or Skype and I think it's a fantastic app..

  • a lethal nooba lethal noob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You have a lot of smart people that could be contributing code to you for free and making some of these requests happen quicker. We can help you.

  • randomlurkerrandomlurker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was going to install the app. Nice, a deb pkg but... where is the source?
    That's a dealbreaker for me.
    I really though this was open source, bummer

  • eaudelà_éterneleaudelà_éternel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1 I think I'm gonna stop discord because of it. Open source is the way-to-go nowadays. Wake up devs and tell your boss ! Please, Thanks

  • druga2druga2 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "Proprietary software is often proprietary malware" - RMS
    A company can say they don't collect/sell data but keep its application closed source *ehem* Discord *ehem*.
    Some people are from the spectrum of /g/ and IRS, so it would calm us all down about the privacy aspect.
    Also, free as in freedom software mostly is better with the support from the community, rather than the company, more updates, more builds (older systems/BSD/others), more privacy, etc.
    Can't see any reason not to, other than to take a monopoly.

  • 紫陽花子紫陽花子 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least open up some/all of the source for the Android app. Given the relative ease with which they can be decompiled, APKs don't offer that much security by obscurity. Opening things up would fuel the 3P ecosystem and let some folks contribute back better bug reports.

  • AFlawedMindAFlawedMind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just FYI, to all the smj's out there: what other product would you consider using that has capabilities similar to Discord but is open-source? There aren't any well-supported ones.

  • AFlawedMindAFlawedMind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    While good for third party developers, this is a profoundly stupid idea for the Discord team. IRC is a protocol based on a set of standards - it itself is not a product. I challenge ya'll to find a way to make a communication app (note: not a social media app) that generates profit while being open-source. Hint: there aren't any.

  • smjsmj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the only thing stopping us from even considering the product

  • AtticusZambranaAtticusZambrana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The owners don't make any money from the core part of Discord, so I think that it would allow developers to experiment with the code and how it works. Highly aggree

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