Twitch Goes Completely Open Source


San Francisco, CA - Streaming company Twitch has gone completely open source. The company released a massive trove of code, internal data, and even software to the general public, including:

  • 3 years worth of details regarding creator payouts on Twitch.
  • The entirety of, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
  • Source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients.
  • Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
  • An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios.
  • Data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge.
  • Twitch’s internal security tools.

The timing and nature of the move surprised many, leading to questions about motivation and rationale. A spokesperson from Twitch had this to say:

"We understand that this is a bit of a surprise - even to some of us within the company - and we understand the skepticism. We hope the public will embrace focus on openness and transparency."