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Valve offers free subscription to Debian developers: paying it forward

Valve Software, the makers of Steam OS, is already winning praise from the larger free and open source community – mainly because of their pro-community approach. Now the company is ‘giving back’ to Debian by offering free subscription to Debian Developer. This subscription will offer full access to current and future games produced by Valve. Since Steam OS is based on Debian GNU/Linux (which is also the base of Ubuntu, which is not equally popular with the larger free software crowd), it’s a nice way of Valve to say ‘thank you’ to Debian developers.

Neil McGovern, who works for Collabora, posted on the Debian mailing list, “At $dayjob for Collabora, we’ve been working with Valve on SteamOS, which is based on Debian. Valve are keen to contribute back to the community, and I’m discussing a couple of ways that they may be able to do that.”

Debian developers can contact Jo Shields of Collabora to get redemption code for Steam. For more info, check the message.

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Swapnil Bhartiya

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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