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
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 shared 50% of its yearly profits with reader voted FOSS projects. The profits were split between 'software' and 'projects and distros' with the top 3 winners in each category receiving a part of the total funds. In 2015 the winners in the software category were Scribus which was awarded £1000, GIMP was awarded £300 and Inkscape was awarded £200. In the projects and distros category, the Open Rights Group was awarded £1000, the Electronic Frontier Foundation was awarded £300 and the Free Software Foundation was awarded £200.[4]

Nine months after an issue was published, it was made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license for all to read without charge in both PDF and ePub formats.[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. ^ Andrew Gregory (May 7, 2015). "First Profit Donating Scheme: The Winners!".
  5. ^ "Creative Commons Issues". Linux Voice. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Linux Voice / Linux Magazine Merge". Linux Voice. Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  7. ^ Podcasts Archive

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