Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fatfoogoo Brings Micropayments to Sun's Project Darkstar

From Virtual Worlds News; "fatfoogoo announced today that it would be enable the integration of its micropayment software with Sun's open-source virtual world and MMOG creator Project Darkstar. As the first billing and transaction solution designed explicitly to work with Darkstar, fatfoogoo is initially enabling developers to use its virtual item trading, subscription management and in-game economic control tools.

"The work that fatfoogoo is doing to extend the reach of Project Darkstar exemplifies and underscores the value of open source communities," said Karl Haberl, Director of the Project Darkstar research initiative at Sun Microsystems. "fatfoogoo has openly shared their expertise with others, enriching the Project Darkstar Community with their code contributions, interactions with game developers, and now with commercial software offerings. We are very pleased with the positive results of fatfoogoo's Community participation, including the new opportunities they have presented to developers of online games, virtual worlds, and social networking applications."

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