The Linux Foundation announced Valve and others new members: “The newest Linux Foundation members are open source endeavors as well as established industry leaders. Companies from diverse markets, such as gaming, cloud computing and virtualization are seeing the value of Linux and collaborative development to put them out in front of competitors.“
Mike Woster, chief operating officer of The Linux Foundation
Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies. Our new members believe Linux is a strategic investment that allows their markets to evolve as quickly as possible to achieve long-term viability and competitiveness.
Valve is well-known for its award-winning games and Steam distribution system with a record breaking community. The company recently announced SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system that will power its Steam Machine living room devices.
Mike Sartain of Valve said
Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming. Through these efforts, we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritize support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users
In this short video, we captured Valve’s Gabe Newell talking about the role Linux is playing in the company’s development strategy, and Linus Torvalds talks about the significance of this for Linux and the Linux desktop.
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