"CodeWeavers, Inc., the leading Linux porting company, has
announced a private investment deal worth $1.8 million to fund the
continued development of its applications which allow users to run
Windows software on the Linux operating system."
"CodeWeavers was founded by Jeremy White, who also works
extensively with the Wine Project, a consortium of programmers
working on a universal "Windows-to-Linux" application that will
enable many Windows applications to be run using the Linux
"This investment will help us take Wine to the next level,
and make the transition from Windows to Linux a much less painful
one," said Alexandre Julliard, Wine Development Lead at
CodeWeavers. "More importantly it shows the recognition and
confidence of the investment community in this explosive porting
technology -- that speaks volumes."