[kwlug-disc] Fw: [About KWLUG] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!
paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Wed Nov 27 00:53:57 EST 2013
This also came in through the website. It is definitely more related
to Linux, although definitely less related to KW.
I am interested in knowing whether these things are sufficiently
offtopic/spammy enough that I should keep them off the list.
----- Forwarded message from andrewjamesgregory83 at googlemail.com -----
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:57:13 -0500
From: andrewjamesgregory83 at googlemail.com
To: kwlug-webform at weait.com, paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Subject: [About KWLUG] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!
Andrew Gregory sent a message using the contact form at
Hello, Linux users of Kitchener-Waterloo,
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.
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
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
If you could let your members know what we're doing, we'd be most
grateful. And if anyone there is a Linux Format reader, please direct
them to www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice so they can see what
we're up to.
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