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The desktop client digital game distribution service Desura has been open-sourced.

The developer behind the move hopes that the initiative, which sees the project code named ‘Desurium‘ and licensed under GPL v3, will ‘allow the community to help out implement features and bug fixes faster and contribute this back into the [official] client to benefit all users.’

Additional details on the client are scarce at the moment. More information can be found in the forum thread announcing the project. Information on compiling the code on Windows and Linux can be found on the project Github page.

Desura launched their official Linux desktop client last November.