Post by Eorl @ 10:59am 05/12/13 | 9 Comments
In what will come as no surprise considering their past announcements with SteamOS and foray into the Linux world, not-for-profit organisation The Linux Foundation has inducted celebrated developer Valve among two other new members. Valve now joins the ranks of companies like IBM, Intel, AMD, and Google, in their efforts to promote the open-source OS.
"Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming," said Valve's Mike Sartain in the announcement.
"Through these efforts we hope to contribute tools for developers building new experiences on Linux, compel hardware manufacturers to prioritise support for Linux, and ultimately deliver an elegant and open platform for Linux users."
Earlier in September Valve announced that they would be heading to the living room in the form of a new and open-source operating system, SteamOS, built on Linux framework that is expected to be released soon as a free download. The announcement was also followed by further reveals of a new Steam Controller that was also open-source, utilising trackpads instead of the traditional analog sticks, plus the official confirmation of Steam Machines, their own living-room tailored PCs.
Also joining the foundations work to accelerate the growth of Linux are Cloudius Systems and the HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) Foundation.
"Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies," added Mike Woster, COO at The Linux Foundation.
"Our new members believe Linux is a strategic investment that allows their markets to evolve as quickly as possibly to achieve long-term viability and competitiveness."