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Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:26:48 PM »
Looks like Valve is interested in contributing back to Debian, which is what they're basing their new console platform SteamOS on:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/01/msg00006.html

They're giving free access to all their games to Debian Developers, and apparently discussing other ways of giving back to the community.

This is really great news, particularly as certain well-known vendors have a history of leveraging open-source projects while giving back as little as possible. It looks like Valve is actually interested in cooperating with the Linux community, which is only going to make Steam run even better on Linux.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 07:43:50 PM »
My drivers give poor fps. :(

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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 07:48:14 PM »
My drivers give poor fps. :(

Irrelevant.

But what video card and what driver are you using?
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 08:04:15 PM »
They're giving free access to all their games to Debian Developers, and apparently discussing other ways of giving back to the community.

They should be pushing code back. That's contributing.

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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 08:05:38 PM »
They're giving free access to all their games to Debian Developers, and apparently discussing other ways of giving back to the community.

They should be pushing code back. That's contributing.

That's one way of contributing, yes.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 08:09:23 PM »
How do you make money out of a community that wants everything for free?

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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 08:28:02 PM »
How do you make money out of a community that wants everything for free?

Irrelevant.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 10:22:55 PM »
How do you make money out of a community that wants everything for free?

Apparently you give the devs free games to make their product better, so more people will use it, so that your piggyback product will get to more people who will then buy games.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 10:58:44 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2014, 11:03:25 PM »
How do they know who are developers now?
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 11:04:46 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

I doubt they would care. Valve games have barely any sell value as is, seeing as everyone either already owns them or can get them 90% off every few weeks.

Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 11:08:20 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

I doubt they would care. Valve games have barely any sell value as is, seeing as everyone either already owns them or can get them 90% off every few weeks.

^ this

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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 11:11:57 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

I doubt they would care. Valve games have barely any sell value as is, seeing as everyone either already owns them or can get them 90% off every few weeks.

so
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 11:13:22 PM »
By getting them interested in Steam, and eventually having them buy games from developers who aren't willing to give theirs out for free.

Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 11:17:12 PM »
How do you make money out of a community that wants everything for free?

By making them feel happy about coding for Debian. The changes they make will eventually trickle down into SteamOS. Steam sells games to other people (non devs). The better SteamOS is the more people will use it/buy stuff.

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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 11:39:48 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

Please learn something about how Debian works organisationally before making comments like this. You don't simply "register" as a developer.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 11:44:00 PM »
And how do you stop all your customers registering as devs?

Please learn something about how Debian works organisationally before making comments like this. You don't simply "register" as a developer.
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Re: Valve offers free games to Debian Developers
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 02:11:51 AM »
I am Debian dev, free games plz.