"In 1991, DUX Software licensed the rights to port Maxis
Software's SimCity to Unix. Don Hopkins, working then as a
contractor for DUX, rewrote the Mac version of the game to run on
numerous Unix platforms. More recently, John Gilmore, an advisor to
the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, suggested the idea to
Hopkins of bringing the game to the OLPC's XO laptop. Hopkins told
SimCity creator Will Wright, who was enthusiastic about the idea
and got the ball rolling at Electronic Arts, the current owner of
"Hopkins has done the majority of the additional programming
needed for the XO port..."
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