To keep discussion related to the above topic compact, I've created this thread so we can share news and discuss about this topic.
My subjective reasons for asking CRUMB to be libre are:
- I like to be able to modify and explore all the software I use
- Users could port it unofficially on currently unsupported platforms such as Linux and MacOS on M1
- Full customizability and improved support for mods and other components
- Companies and schools alike could contribute to this project too to publicize their own products (think about Arduino or Sparkfun making prototyping tutorials on this and then you build the actual product later)
- Libre software is eternal, If Mike were to disappear, the community could keep the software going (don't worry I'm not planning on kidnapping you Mike :) )
I believe it should be possible, if the developers were not to be interested in fully releasing all the assets, to do what Overgrowth did, releasing the actual source but keeping the assets only downloadable from Steam.
Also, a GOG.com release would be nice, but again this is completely subjective to me.