High Profile Game Developer Wargaming Joins The Linux Foundation
Article by George Norman
On 29 May 2013
Award-winning developer of free-to-play MMO games Wargaming decided to join The Linux Foundation, the organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux was glad to announce.

This week The Linux Foundation was glad to announce that several companies decided to join its ranks and join the effort to accelerate the growth of Linux. One of the new members is a high profile name in the gaming world –award-winning online game developer and publisher, leader in the free-to-play Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) game industry, Wargaming.


“Our decision to join The Linux Foundation was influenced by the accelerated change of the game industry,” said Maksim Melnikau, Developer at Wargaming. “Having been in this genre for almost 15 years, we seek to reap enormous value from such a strong community and for Linux to advance the gaming industry.”

Two other companies joined The Linux Foundation alongside Wargaming. These two companies are not part of the gaming industry, they’re part of the car industry:
  • AllGo Embedded Systems, company that develops system solutions and innovative algorithms that embed electronics into cutting-edge products worldwide. Its solutions are deployed in numerous fields including global automotive manufacturers across Europe, the United States and Asia.
  • Suntec Software – a major infotainment solution provider in China that specializes in operating system, middleware, navigation application, and cloud services. It’s a long time partner with many Tier-1 suppliers and automakers.
“The collective participation of companies from a variety of industries and regions enables the Linux and open source communities to extend the reach of Linux software development in many vertical markets,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We welcome diversity and look forward to working with our new members as well as the many other contributors to Linux that are working on developing the next generation of software for cars and games.”

Tags: Linux, Linux Foundation, Wargaming, AllGo Embedded Systems, Suntec Software
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