[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubuntu Gaming Team

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 24 09:41:52 BST 2009


Improving FOSS games at a distro level? Why not just participate  
upstream?

Also are you going to work with the Debian games team and work on  
packaging?

Caroline

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On 24 Apr 2009, at 09:33, Danny Piccirillo  
<danny.piccirillo at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> In recognition of the value of FOSS gaming, the Ubuntu Gaming Team  
> has been formed of mutual benefit to Ubuntu and FOSS gaming. As of  
> today, the team is now open for anyone to join and participate in.  
> Working towards improving FOSS games and developing its community  
> will turn a significant barrier against Ubuntu adoption into an  
> appealing reason to switch.
>
> The Ubuntu Gaming Team will work to address the obstacles hindering  
> growth in FOSS gaming such as the need for effective distributed  
> content management or significant investment in free content  
> development in order to promote FOSS gaming through Ubuntu and  
> Ubuntu through FOSS gaming. New ideas are encouraged and appreciated.
>
> FOSS gaming is important to Ubuntu as a lack of quality games is one  
> of the most cited reasons preventing users from switching from  
> Windows. Gamers, who currently feed off of the proprietary software  
> model, represent a large and valuable user base. They will not even  
> begin to gradually migrate to Ubuntu until their needs are met. They  
> are very capable of understanding the ideological and technical  
> benefits of using a free operating system like Ubuntu, and are often  
> interested in switching, but higher value is placed on high quality  
> gaming and the entire demographic will not budge until the pragmatic  
> advantages of open source actualize through FOSS gaming.
>
> The team is dedicated to FOSS gaming, and will not push for  
> commercial games  on Linux as significant effort is already put into  
> the development of Wine and pressuring video game publishers to port  
> their work to Linux. Once FOSS gaming reaches its "tipping point",  
> code and content will be easily reused to foster the development of  
> new games and innovative ideas in gaming. The Ubuntu Gaming Team  
> fills a great need for an organized effort to support FOSS gaming.
> http://pinstack.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-ubuntu-gaming- 
> team.html
>
> Launchpad: https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gaming
> Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GamingTeam
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> ubuntu-gaming at lists.launchpad.net
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