Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Dec 2013 18:06 UTC

"Joining the Linux Foundation is one of many ways Valve is investing in the advancement of Linux gaming," Mike Sartain, a key member of the Linux team at Valve said. "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."

Mark my words: Valve will do for Linux gaming what Android did for Linux mobile. Much crow will be eaten by naysayers in a few years.

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Intel is even more funny.

They are supposedly the best contributor to Linux GPU drivers and X development.

Yet their OpenGL drivers are always behind their DirectX ones and the Linux ones are worse than their Windows ones.

For long time, their graphics performance analyzers were only targeted for Windows/DirectX developers. Situation that only changed when they started to support Android in x86 processors.

Talk about half-hearted contributions.

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