Vyatta Open Arcade Classic Raises Funds for Open-Source Projects

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Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, raised more than $5,000 for five open-source technology projects during its inaugural Vyatta Open Arcade Classic held last week. Open-source luminaries - Jeremy Allison of Samba Project, Larry Augustin of VA Linux, Simon Crosby of XenSource, Mike Schroepfer of Mozilla, and Jacob Taylor of SugarCRM - chose the charity projects. The proceeds will be evenly divided among the projects, including Samba Project, Free Software Foundation, Linux Foundation, SQLite, and Extjs.

The competition became heated at times, but it was great fun and the gaming skill level was quite impressive

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, raised more than $5,000 for five open-source technology projects during its inaugural Vyatta Open Arcade Classic held last week. Open-source luminaries - Jeremy Allison of Samba Project, Larry Augustin of VA Linux, Simon Crosby of XenSource, Mike Schroepfer of Mozilla, and Jacob Taylor of SugarCRM - chose the charity projects. The proceeds will be evenly divided among the projects, including Samba Project, Free Software Foundation, Linux Foundation, SQLite, and Extjs.

More than 300 attendees at the event challenged each other to original, stand-up video arcade games, including Asteroids, Pac-Man, Defender, Donkey Kong, and Centipede. At the end of the day, for each game, a donation was made in the name of the highest scoring gamer to the designated open-source project. The winners were:

  •     Kevin Weiss - PAC MAN - SQLite - Score 28510
  •     Larry Augustin - Defender - Samba - Score 35575
  •     Jerry Del Rio - Asteroids - Free Software Foundation - Score 16860
  •     Peder Ulander - Donkey Kong - Extjs - Score 18500
  •     JC Utter - Centipede - Linux Foundation - Score 38018

"The competition became heated at times, but it was great fun and the gaming skill level was quite impressive," said Dave Roberts, VP of strategy and marketing for Vyatta. "It was gratifying to meet so many people who support our vision of disrupting the networking world with open-source technology. We hope the donations will help these great open-source projects expand their vision and continue to disrupt their markets.

About Vyatta
"Vyatta" is the ancient Sanskrit word meaning "open"-- a fitting name for a company created to bring commercial, enterprise-quality, open-source networking products to market. Vyatta products deliver secure routing with the economic benefits of open source and the flexible deployment options of Linux-based software. Customers in industries ranging from financial services to ISPs to government and education have come to rely on Vyatta as the leader in secure Linux networking. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com.

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