Valve officially joins the Linux Foundation, puts money where mouth is

Valve Man

By on December 10, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Valve have officially joined up with the Linux Foundation, the non-profit group whose mission it is to grow and support the free, open-source operating system.

Membership of the group allows Valve to participate in member-only events, vote and run for board seats on the Foundation, and access the Foundation’s media network.

Linux is, of course, the operating system underpinning Valve’s recently-announced SteamOS, which will be included with its own range of hardware.

Source: PC Gamer

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Lord GabeN is slowly but surely making his move for world domination. How long before he makes it on the board itself? Besides, who could say no to this:

 
Some_Bored_Dude

Does this mean Steam will become open source or we can install linux over steam?

Either way, half-life 3 confirmed.

 

Yes, Half-life 3 confirmed, no Steam stays closed source.

 

someboreddude,

There’s plenty of proprietary/closed-source software on Linux – it’s just a culture of free and open source on Linux, not a requirement.

 

It’s in Valve’s best interests to bridge the gap between Windows and Linux – to do so would mean they can sell more games on more systems. I imagine you’ll see Valve contributing to a number of open source projects that enable Windows software to be run on Linux – WINE etc…

 

Joined Linux Foundation on the 9th/12/2013 (US Time).

9/3 = 3
12/4 = 3
2013-2010 = 3

Add all together = 9, divide by number of 3′s = 3.

HALF-LIFE 3 CONFIRMED!

 

vand,

OMG! It’s 9:30pm it must mean that half life 3 is confirmed!

 

I highly doubt Valve would become a Platinum member http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_Foundation#Members

Also, I’m pretty sure Sony is bigger than Valve.

 

This could be like Nintendo and Sega… and then there came Playstation.

Microsoft and Apple… Valve turned up to the party and said “drinks are free at my place, all night, every night”

It’d be nice to think Linux will finally get a push towards mainstream acceptance.. not userbase, but app support. Things like Photoshop are long overdue.

 

somexspec:
vand,

OMG! It’s 9:30pm it must mean that half life 3 is confirmed!

I’m currently breathing an atmosphere partly comprised of oxygen. Half Life 3 confirmed!
Cute kitties are further confirmation. Because, that’s why.

 

someboreddude:
Does this mean Steam will become open source or we can install linux over steam?

Either way, half-life 3 confirmed.

Steam has been available on linux for some time now. It’s not going open-source anytime soon. Neither are proprietary components like my NVIDIA video drivers, multimedia codecs, flash, and the like. Open source is a part of linux, but linux still uses closed-source stuff. The ones that aren’t fanatical about open source purism, that is.

 
Some_Bored_Dude

redshirt,

I know, i was just being silly :)

 

someboreddude,

Sometimes its hard to tell. You never know what’s going on in the internets, right?

 
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