News - 2013

The Next Web: Valve joins the Linux Foundation as it prepares its Linux-powered Steam OS and Steam Machines

Valve, creator of the Steam gaming platform and a video game studio and publisher in its own right, is the latest company to join the Linux Foundation – a nonprofit organization tasked with nurturing and advocating the open-source operating system.

Forbes: Valve Has Joined The Linux Foundation

Valve’s love affair with open-source operating system Linux has been steadily growing throughout 2013. In February, Valve released its Steam platform for Linux. In May, it released some of its most popular games for the platform.

PC World: Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

In a move that could add momentum to game development on Linux, game maker Valve has joined the Linux Foundation and will contribute tools for developers to work with its SteamOS.

Read more at PC World

VentureBeat: Linux chief: ‘Open source is safer, and Linux is more secure than any other OS’ (exclusive)

In an interview with Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, VentureBeat got a bird’s eye view of the future of the open-source operating system for 2014.

We also addressed the controversial issues of government spying and “backdoors” — those nefarious windows into our personal online lives that the public recently discovered in most of the services we use every day.

Read more at VentureBeat.

Associations Now: Honor Thy Tux: Linux Membership Drive is for the Birds

Associations Now features The Linux Foundation membership drive to help save the habitat for the emperor penguin. 

InformationWeek: 5 Online Classes to Pump Up IT Careers

The Linux Foundation is profiled in InformationWeek's story on top five online classes to pump up your IT career. 

ZDNet: Of penguins and Tuxes: The Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive

You can help two birds with one donation this holiday season. The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and other open-source collaborative development projects such as OpenDaylight, announced its 2013 Holiday Individual Membership Drive.

Business Insider: If Windows Is Dying, This Guy (Not Google) Killed It

Microsoft is the biggest enterprise software company in the world and one of the most profitable.

TechWeek Europe: Linux Foundation To Support The Development Of KVM Hypervisor

The Linux Foundation has adopted Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) as one of its ‘Collaborative Projects’, to promote the development of  the open source hypervisor KVM (kernel-based virtual machine).

PCWorld: Open source needs more tech-savvy lawyers, Linux Foundation says

To avoid legal difficulties when managing intellectual property for open-source projects, more tech savvy lawyers are needed, according to the Linux Foundation.

Educating lawyers, however, is not the only solution, argued other open-source insiders at the LinuxCon Europe conference in Edinburgh this week.

Read more at PCWorld

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