Linux Voice was a Linux and open source magazine (print and digital) which was published in the UK in April 2014. It was sold on news-stands around the world.

History

The magazine launched as a result of a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in late 2013, which raised over £ 120,000. [1] The editorial staff of the magazine cam Entirely from the UK magazine Linux Format . They resigned to pursue a different agenda in online publishing. [2] [3] Editorial Director Andrew Gregory asked the magazine to return a portion of profits to “the community that we serve”. [3]

The magazine shares 50% of its profits with reader voted FOSS projects. [4] The profits are split between ‘software’ and ‘projects and distros’ with the top 3 winners in each category receiving a part of the total funds.

Nine months after an issue is published, it is made available under Creative Commons for all to read without charge. [5]

On 27 October 2016 it was announced that Linux Voice was merging with Linux Magazine . [6]

Podcast

In addition to the magazine, the team produced a fortnightly podcast covering Linux and wider free software issues. This has continued despite the closure of the magazine. [7]

References

  1. Jump up^ “Announcing Linux Voice” . Indiegogo .
  2. Jump up^ Greenslade, Roy. “Linux Format staff who leave plan to launch rival Linux Voice” . Theguardian.com . Retrieved 30 March 2014 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:b Boyle, Darren. “Linux Voice Secures £ 90,000 crowdfunded launch target” . PressGazette . Archived from the original on 30 March 2014 . Retrieved 30 March2014 .
  4. Jump up^ http://www.linuxvoice.com/first-profit-donating-scheme-the-winners/
  5. Jump up^ “Creative Commons Issues” . Linux Voice . Retrieved 7 November 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Linux Voice / Linux Magazine Merge” . Linux Voice . Retrieved 7 November 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Podcasts Archive

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