[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubuntu Gaming Team
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
Also are you going to work with the Debian games team and work on
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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.
> Launchpad: https://edge.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-gaming
> Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GamingTeam
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