Linux Voice

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Linux Voice
Linux Voice (LV).svg
Linux Voice April 2014 cover.png
The first issue of Linux Voice
Editor Graham Morrison
Categories Linux
Frequency 12 per year
First issue 2014
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website http://www.linuxvoice.com/
ISSN 2054-3778
OCLC number 914339325

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 has continued despite the closure of the magazine. [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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