Igalia

Igalia
TypeS.L.
IndustrySoftware Consulting
FoundedSeptember 2001; 21 years ago (2001-09)
HeadquartersBugallal Marchesi, 22, 1º A Coruña - Galicia
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsWebKitGTK, WPE, GStreamer, GNOME Web (also known as Epiphany), Orca (assistive technology)
ServicesOpen source consultancy and engineering
Number of employees
> 100
Websitewww.igalia.com

Igalia is a private, worker-owned, employee-run cooperative model consultancy focused on open source software. Based in A Coruña, Galicia (Spain), Igalia is known for its contributions and commitments to both open-source and open standards. Igalia's primary focus is on open source solutions for a large set of hardware and software platforms centering on browsers, graphics, multimedia, compilers, device drivers, virtualization, embedded Linux, and device drivers.

Active projects

Igalia is the current core maintainer of several projects, including:

  • Two official WebKit ports
    • WebKit WPE, a WebKit port optimized for embedded devices
    • WebKitGTK, the GTK port of the WebKit web rendering engine used in GNOME desktop applications.
  • GNOME Web (also known as Epiphany), the GNOME web browser
  • Orca, a screen reader that provides access to the graphical Linux desktop via user-customizable combinations of speech and braille.
  • Wolvic, a web browser built for extended reality.

Igalia is a major contributor to each of the major Web engines (Blink, Gecko/Servo and WebKit). In 2019 they were the #2 committers to both the WebKit and Chromium codebases and in the top 10 contributors to Gecko/Servo. Igalia has helped the interoperability of some features across web engines; they implemented CSS Grid Layout in WebKit and Blink. They are maintainers for several areas of the Chromium codebase, such as CSS Grid Layout, MathML, Ozone-Wayland and MathML in Chromium.

Igalia also has significant participation in open source communities, contributing to several projects, such as Mesa, GStreamer, Node.js, and Wayland.

Past projects and historical involvement

Igalia was previously significantly involved in:

  • Maemo and MeeGo. Igalia developers authored Grilo (a framework for the access to multimedia sources like YouTube, Flickr, Jamendo, and others), and managed LibrePlan (a project management web application), OCRFeeder (an OCR suite for GNOME) and Skeltrack (a Free Software library for skeleton tracking from depth images).

Memberships

Igalia maintains active memberships and participation in a number of foundations and standards consortia:


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