CodeWeavers Now Controlled By An Employee Ownership Trust

Written by Michael Larabel in WINE on 19 May 2023 at 10:50 AM EDT. 56 Comments
CodeWeavers, the company known for its CrossOver software for running Windows games/apps on Linux / macOS / Chrome OS and in turn being the main corporate backer to the Wine project, is now transitioned to being an employee ownership trust. This comes with Jeremy White deciding to leave the company after 27 years.

Jeremy White who has been at the helm of CodeWeavers for 27 years pushing forward CrossOver and in turn Wine has decided it's time to move on. As he's been the largest shareholder at the company, with his departure he decided to transition the firm to being an employee ownership trust. The trust will see that CodeWeavers continues to operate for the benefit of the community and staff.

Long before Steam Play (Proton) and Steam on Linux, CodeWeavers has been at the forefront of advancing Wine and making it easier to run Windows games/applications on Linux with their commercial CrossOver software.

CodeWeavers' President James Ramey is now taking on the CEO role while Director of Development Ulrich Czekalla in turn is stepping up to fill the President role. Jeremy White does continue to serve as Chairman of the Board at CodeWeavers.

In addition to selling the CrossOver software, CodeWeavers' PortJump effort aides organizations in porting apps/games to macOS, Linux, or ChromeOS. CodeWeavers also engages in technical consulting services for organizations. Among CodeWeavers' clients is Valve in assisting them with their Steam Play / Proton effort.

More details on this ownership shift at CodeWeavers and Jeremy announcing his retirement from CodeWeavers via the CodeWeavers blog.
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