[sf-lug] Linux Format has forked -- introducing Linux Voice!

Ken Shaffer kenshaffer80 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 09:13:15 PST 2013

Looks like they hit their funding target 2 weeks early!

On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

> I'm writing to let you know that the editorial team behind Linux Format
> has quit, and is in the process of launching a rival Linux magazine
> called Linux Voice.
> http://www.linuxvoice.com/hello-linux-format-and-tuxradar-readers/
> Linux Voice will cover most of the same content as Linux Format, with
> many of the same writers, but it will be different in three key areas:
> 1/ We'll give 50% of our profits back to community groups and
> organisations supporting free software. Admittedly our profits won't be
> massive at first, but if we achieve even half the success that Linux
> Format did (and maybe we will after a couple of years) we'll be able to
> contribute quite a bit of cash.
> 2/ After no longer than 9 months, we'll relicense old content under the
> Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence, so teachers, LUGs, students and
> anybody else can take, copy and improve upon our work for their own
> ends.
> 3/ We won't be owned by a bunch of hedge funds, like Linux Format is
> (http://www.futureplc.com/investors/major-shareholders/)
> , so we'll be free from corporate interference. Free to do the best job
> we possibly can.
> www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice
> shows what we're up to.
> Thanks,
> Andrew Gregory,
> Linux Voice
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