The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is setting up the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) to provide an open source metacomplex platform for everyone.
According to the organization, its project will provide a space for collaborative development of open source software and standards for an inclusive, global, independent and scalable meta-universe.
ChainHub Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Futurewei, GenXP, Guangdong Digital Industry Research Institute, Hyperledger Foundation, LF Edge, LF Networking, OpenSDV, Open Voice Network and Veriken have already joined the development. Participants will leverage their expertise on initiatives spanning artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, digital assets, transactions, identity, networks, simulation, security and more.
The Open Metaverse Foundation is organised into interest groups (FIGs) that make decisions on key topics. Within these groups, resources and forums have started up that attract participants from specific areas. There are eight in total:
- digital assets,
- modeling and virtual worlds,
- artificial intelligence,
- security and privacy,
- legislation and policy.
The Open Metaverse Foundation website and Discord community are already up and running. On 10-12 May, the Open Source Summit North America event will be held in Vancouver, where participants will also share their ideas on the project.
Earlier, the Metaverse Seoul project, a virtual replica of a city in the meta universe, was launched in Seoul. Visitors to the virtual city can interact with its infrastructure and use various services, including obtaining various documents and filing complaints.