Linux Voice

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Linux Voice
Linux Voice (LV).svg
Linux Voice April 2014 cover.png
The first issue of Linux Voice
EditorGraham Morrison
CategoriesLinux
Frequency12 per year
First issue2014; 5 years ago (2014)
Final issueSeptember 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.linuxvoice.com
ISSN2054-3778
OCLC914339325

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

History[edit]

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

The magazine shares 50% of its yearly 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[edit]

In addition to the magazine, the team produced a fortnightly podcast covering Linux and wider free software issues. This continued after the closure of the magazine before ending in November 2017.[7]

References[edit]

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

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