News - 2013

Ars Technica: Valve joins the Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

Following the official unveiling of its Linux-based SteamOS back in September, Valve has announced that it is joining The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit group of companies and individuals devoted to promoting and advancing the open source community.

Read more at Ars Technica

All Things D: With Steam Machines on the Horizon, Valve Makes Its Linux Love Official

“Gabe Newell is the Steve Jobs of the gaming industry.”

That’s Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, praising the managing director of Valve. It’s not an uncommon sentiment — Newell’s games studio, which he co-founded in 1996, frequently earns comparisons to Apple by way of its rabid fans and quality-over-quantity philosophy.

Read more at All Things D

Engadget: Valve now a card-carrying member of The Linux Foundation, 'one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming'

In case Valve's multi-tiered investment in Linux gaming weren't clear enough fromSteamOS, the Steam Controller and Steam Machines, the company's also joining the ranks of The Linux Foundation membership.

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).

ZDNet: Linux Foundation adopts Open Virtualization Alliance and KVM

In Edinburgh, Scotland at the European LinuxCon the Linux Foundation announced that the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

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