Linked by boldingd on Tue 29th Jan 2013 23:12 UTC
Games It seems to have so far escaped OSNews' notice (if the top few hits for a site-search for 'Steam' is any indication) that Steam for Linux is now in Open Beta; you can get the Linux steam client from steampowered.com. So far, they appear to only be making an Ubuntu .deb available, and the client will require closed-source GPU drivers in order to work.
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They should open source Steam
by twitterfire on Wed 30th Jan 2013 09:29 UTC
twitterfire
Member since:
2008-09-11

We (and by we I understand the whole floss community) won't play any steam games on GNU/Linux unless they open the sources for both games and Steam client under GPL v3 or later. We won't even install proprietary Nvidia or AMD drivers unless they open source them.

We don't want our beloved free software world to be tainted by free proprietary crap.

As RMS has sung:

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.

Hoarders can get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That's not good, hackers, that's not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We'll kick out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.
Join us now and share the software;
You'll be free, hackers, you'll be free.

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