[kwlug-disc] Fw: [About KWLUG] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!

John Kerr johneddie.kerr at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 10:48:09 EST 2013


News feeds are good, but on the other hand we have twitter and a ton of
news feeds, but on the other foot I would value seeing  anything that you
consider passing on to us even though I may have read it. Right now I have
twitter overload.

Cheers

John

On Nov 27, 2013 12:52 AM, "Paul Nijjar" <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:
>
>
> 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.
>
> - Paul
>
> ----- 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
> http://kwlug.org/contact.
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
> 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.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Andrew Gregory,
> Linux Voice
>
> ----- End forwarded message -----
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