[RndTbl] Fwd: [Board] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Nov 28 22:20:09 CST 2013

FYI.  We (i.e. the board) received this recently.
I don't know of any Linux Format readers among us, but they used to be a 
half-decent (albeit expensive) magazine.
In case it isn't obvious from the message below, they're looking for 
money to start publication of their new magazine.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	[Board] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!
Date: 	Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:20:50 +0000
From: 	Andrew Gregory <andrewjamesgregory83 at googlemail.com>
To: 	info at muug.mb.ca

Hello Manitoban Unix users,

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 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 
<http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice> so they can see what 
we're up to.


Andrew Gregory,
Linux Voice

-Adam Thompson
  athompso at athompso.net
  Cell: +1 204 291-7950
  Fax: +1 204 489-6515

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