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11.14.13

From ‘Linux Format’ Comes ‘Linux Voice’

Posted in GNU/Linux at 9:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Linux Voice

Summary: The landscape of GNU/Linux-centric news continues to change as people who “beat the C.I.A. before it was cool [and] sent a comfort package to Edward Snowden” take off with huge public support

Andrew Gregory, Mike Saunders, and Ben Everard are raising funds for “Linux Voice, a new magazine which marks “new beginnings” [1] for these three writers (Linux Format staff which decides to leave after this new issue [2]). Given the changing landscape of the GNU/Linux world, longtime journalists in this area have warped their writing habits (one prefers a potpourri of news [3] and Techrights/Bytes Media acquired Tux Machines to also deliver a potpourri of news without commentary). “Linux Voice” has already raised over $30,000, so it will hopefully grow feet and becomes a force in the media. Its authors are really not shy of politics, as demonstrated by their words and portfolio of works. Like Techrights, they are increasingly concerned about privacy and security. Linux Format, which once put Techrights in the front page, is also not totally apolitical (like many of us in Britain).

Support those folks who are raising funds right now. Let’s hope that “Linux Voice” really becomes the voice of Linux because we need more opinionated people out there speaking for us. The Linux Foundation sure won’t do it, it’s just a marketing apparatus of affluent executives (corporations that fund it).

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. New beginnings

    But it’s time to move on, and I’m sorry to report that this will be my last issue here at Future Publishing. Andrew Gregory and Ben Everard have also decided to leave, so it’s something of a new beginning at Linux Format Towers. I’ve had some wonderful times here, from interviewing Linus Torvalds and breaking the Raspberry Pi story, to challenging expectations with our ‘Learn to Hack’ and ‘Beat the CIA’ features, all of which I’m very proud of, especially in the light of recent surveillance revelations.

  2. Linux Format 178 is on sale
  3. Linux Top 3: Slackware 14.1, Pear 8 and Frugalware 1.9

    The first Linux distribution just keeps on going. The latest iteration is the Slackwar 14.1 release which debuted on November 4th.

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