WHY A FOUNDATION AND NOT A COMPANY?
many people think that to carry on the Ultramundum project a company would be the logical
This is true for many advanced software projects, but not for the creation of a new
Recent history of the Internet shows us that all new standards have succeeded because they
were free, easily accessible and available.
Ultramundum is such a large project that it will need the work of many people, from all
over the world.
Everybody mst be able to access it and do with it as he/she wishes. Nobody has to feel cut
out or exploited. If the project would be the creation of a company many people would fear
to be used and one day or the otre, cut out.
With a Foundation there are no profits, so it is assured the project is really for
BUT WHERE ARE YOUR PROFITS?
this question comes often. It is true, there are many examples of no-profit organizations
that are in reality profit.
Many of Ultramundum founders are enterpreneurs and so, obviously, hope to get profits
(many) with Ultramundum technologies. We often say that if Ultramundum were available
off-the-shelf we would have started working a long time ago on wonderful videogames, new
worlds for entertainment and educational purposes and so on.
But the technology was not available.
We are creating it with the help of many other people.
We are working to share the project with as many people as possible, making them grow,
letting work those that want to earn profit and giving anarchy to those that like it.
We adhere to a basic rule: we will allow ourselves to use Ultramundum for commercial
applications only when everybody wil be able to do it. Not before. Not using knoweledge
not published on this site.
So the answer is: we want to earn big profits, like many others, but without any hunger
and with and at the same conditions of all other people that will want to work with
Last but not least, we enjoy ourselves very much, this is the most beautiful profit.
WHY IN ITALY?
There are other places in the world where there are more opportunities for technological
research & development initiatives, we know.
Italy is our country and we want this big project to start from here; we hope in a new
In this country, then, there are half the artistic assets of the world and we want to
create their modern and digital versions.
WHEN THE PROJECT STARTED?
the idea was created by the current president (for this reason is called the First
Foundner), Fulvio Dominici Carnino, in september 1996.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU ARE?
today 34 people work in various ways on the project. Students are added to the group for
academis works for periods ranging from three weeks to five months.
WHAT ARE YOUR SKILLS?
many are software experts, the most of them with experiences in the digital entertainment
world. Some came from the financial sector, others from that of cinema and special
effects. The First Founder was the first italian to sell a videogame on the international
market, Specventure for the ZX Spectrum. If you type in a search engine
"Dominici" and "Specventure" you can download the game and a Spectrum
WHERE IS THE ULTRAMUNDUM BOOK?
on various files owned by the First Founder. It will be published when the right moment
cames. We prefer to wait the spreading of the UltraPeg technology before publishing the
wonders that will be availabe with it. There are no secrets; simply put, those concepts
could seem too visionary if there are no visible applications of the project. For those
that can understand, we can anticipate that there is something very near to the
WILL OTHER FOUNDATION OFFICES BE OPEN?
Yes, every proposal is welcome. We do not want to be the only headquarters.
WHO GIVES YOU THE MONEY?
nobody, and it is a little of a problem. The Foundation has some assets and many
enthusiastic people working on the project. Some people, though, cannot work for
Ultramundum full time because they have to earn their living with other works. So the
projects goes on a little slowly. Many parts of the technology are developed when some
project is founded by an outside sponsor. Luckily, there are many projects founded. We do
not have any big sponsor, nor our families are rich.
WOULD YOU LIKE NEW PARTNERS?
Obviously, the Foundation is very open and the help of everybody is welcome, especially
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