Sam Oscar Lantinga is a game developer who has gained a reputation as prominent supporter of Linux as gaming platform and has developed Maelstrom further and ported it to Linux. The rights to the source code were transfered to him and he published his port as free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL). At that time he was chief developer at Loki Entertainment Software, a well-known Linux software company. He is developer of the often used multimedia prgramming library Simple DirectMedia Layer, which is used for the multimedia effects of Maelstrom in the GPL version and makes it platform independent.

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