Linux Voice Magazine is no more

I know there were a few fans of Linux Voice on the forum. Unfortunately it will no longer exist, the good news is that a Linux Voice section will be created in Linux Magazine where the Linux Voice crew will carry on writing articles and creating a regular Podcast.

Hello Linux Voice Subscriber,

Let us start by thanking you for subscribing to Linux Voice and being
part of something awesome. Our magazine had a fantastic launch thanks to
so many of you helping with the crowdfunding, and we will be forever
grateful for the support we've received from our readers.

Issue 32 was the last issue of Linux Voice as a stand-alone magazine, as
we have joined Linux Magazine. This newly merged magazine will bring
the best bits of Linux Voice and Linux Magazine together into a single
volume. All four of us Linux Voice founders will still be here
contributing to the newly merged magazine - you'll find us in the aptly
named Linux Voice section. We'll continue to write about the things that
excite us in the world of open source software. Now that we're free of
the day-to-day work of running the business, we can focus again on great
technology. As well as us four, we're working with Linux Magazine to
keep bringing great content to the Linux using world, and this includes
former contributors to Linux Voice.

All subscriptions will be transferred over to the newly merged magazine.
If you're a print subscriber there's no need to do anything and a print
copy of the magazine will arrive with you shortly. If you're a digital
subscriber, you'll get a separate email with details of how to access
the new magazine. Copies of the magazine will also be on sale in
newsagents starting 29th October.

We're sure you've got a lot of questions, and we've tried to anticipate the most common ones below:

Q. Linux Voice pledged to share 50% of its profits with free software projects. Will you be doing this in 2016?
A. Despite our best efforts to raise money for open source projects (and
ourselves), we've failed to make a profit since the first year. What
money there is left in the company Linux Voice Ltd will be used to pay
off outstanding bills, so unfortunately, there won't be any left to
split with projects.

Q. Will you continue the podcast?
A. The podcast will continue as normal. We'll upload our audio ramblings to roughly every two weeks.

Q. Will Linux Voice still be released under a creative commons license?
A. All issues of Linux Voice will still flow through to being released
under a Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license nine months after they were
published. Linux Magazine releases their issues for free (as in beer) a
year after they're published. You can browse past issues and view
articles online at

Q. Linux Magazine has subscription options with and without a DVD. Which one will I get?
A. Linux Magazine offers two versions of the magazine, with or without
the DVD, known as 'DVD' or 'Standard' subscriptions. As Linux Voice did
not regularly include a DVD, your subscription will continue as
Standard. However, a free DVD has been included with the first issue so
you can see what they are typically like.

If you have any questions about your subscription, please see - and if you have further questions, please contact [email protected]

Your Linux Voice team

It's not all bad news. Linux Magazine has been around for years, has some really good articles and now Linux Voice guys will be submitting content too. My subscription to Linux Voice has been carried over, so in a sense I'm getting two magazines for the price of one. That's a pretty good deal.

And now they will be forced to write about minecraft on a raspberry pi every week. LV was the only good one left :T

I kind of took that view as well, but I've now flicked through the latest Linux Magazine with it's new Linux Voice section and whilst the content is IMO good, it feels like one magazine. Flicking through old editions of both magazines I can see they both ran to almost 100 pages. The new mag is also approx 100 pages with 28 pages of LV content.

I'd just renewed my LV subscription for 2 years - online only. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't like the new merged mag, but there is plenty there and I always liked some of the LM content and would buy it occasionally so no plans to ask for a refund.

@FaunCB Fortunately the word minecraft only appears once :-)