Do you take this platform, the have and to hold, for as long as you both shall live?
While Valve has been tinkering away at SteamOS, and the Steam distribution platform for Linux, Gabe Newell and company have been busy cementing an important relationship. Valve has officially joined The Linux Foundation. Read about it here.
In a press release from The Linux Foundation just moments ago, The Linux Foundation had this to say about the relationship:
For example, Valve recently announced its plans to expand its Steam platform, with 65 million active accounts and games from hundreds of developers, into the living room with the Steam Machines project. An innovative living room device, the Steam Machines will be powered by a Linux-based operating system dubbed the Steam OS.
Mike Sartain, a recent Valve acquisition, had this to say about the betrothal:
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,
And finally, to top off the flurry of kind words and genteel business speak, Mike Woster, COO of The Linux Foundation goes on:
Our membership continues to grow as both new and mature entities embrace community development and open technologies,” said Mike Woster, chief operating officer, The Linux Foundation. “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.