The Linux Foundation has announced plans to build an open source metaverse that it says could be “as influential as the World Wide Web” as long as companies, developers and founders unite to achieve common goals.

Aptly named Open the Metaverse Foundation (opens in a new tab) (OMF) has been divided into a number of groups it calls Fundamental Interest Groups, which aim to focus on different topics. These include, but are not limited to, transactions, virtual worlds and simulations, networks, security and privacy, and legal and political issues.

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