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28. Re: GNU Guru: Linux Steam Jul 31, 2012, 13:25 2nd_floor
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jul 31, 2012, 12:45:
Eh, he does have a point, sort of.

Look at it this way:

Valve is scared of the MS app store that's going to be built into Win 8. They're scared that eventually Steam will be made inconvenient or get locked out somehow. Win 8 is closed source and Valve can't change the OS so they move to Linux. On top of Linux they launch a ton of closed source games, perpetuating the problem they ran from (inability to change source code) on an OS that was built to avoid that very thing.

Stallman might sound crazy and look weird but he has a point.

Valve should give something significant back if they're going to build on top of open source software.


Agreed. You don't just "change sides" after having completely ignored the other one for so long, and expect to fit in and benefit from it, especially given Valve has run their business on Linux servers.

Linux stands for the opposite of what Steam does in many ways. Freedom.

This comment was edited on Jul 31, 2012, 13:30.
 
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