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Valve joins The Linux Foundation

"One of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming"

Nonprofit organisation The Linux Foundation has signed up three new members today, including celebrated developer Valve

"Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming," said Valve's Mike Sartain.

"Through these efforts we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritise support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users."

Also joining the foundations work to accelerate the growth of Linux are Cloudius Systems and the HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation.

"Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies," added Mike Woster, COO at The Linux Foundation.

"Our new members believe Linux is a strategic investment that allows their markets to evolve as quickly as possibly to achieve long-term viability and competitiveness."

The organisation was founded in 2000 and its board members include Samsung Electronics' Wonjoo Park and Intel's Doug Fisher.

Latest comments (2)

Steve Wetz Reviewer/Assistant Editor, Gamer's Glance3 years ago
This makes perfect sense in a couple of ways. The obvious one is the SteamOS.

It can also be seen as charitable on two fronts - one, by joining a non-profit to advance free operating systems, and two, by dealing with Linus Torvalds so the rest of the world doesn't have to.
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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic 3 years ago
and two, by dealing with Linus Torvalds so the rest of the world doesn't have to.
Valve, redefining the saying "Taking one for the team". :p
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