Igalia was founded in September 2001 in A Coruña, Spain, by a group of ten young software professionals. They were inspired by their experience in Free Software, and shared the goal of creating a company based on cooperation, innovation, and sharing responsibility, while continuing to focus on Free Software.
During Igalia's first years, it became an active contributor to the GNOME ecosystem, and started doing original R&D. In 2003, Igalia released Fisterra, an open source ERP solution, using GNOME technology. As a result, Igalia received a prize, recognizing it as the most innovative company in Galicia, the region of Spain in which Igalia is based.
From 2005-2010, Igalia's involvement in GNOME, Freedesktop.org, and related communities continually increased. In 2005, when mobile platforms like Maemo, Moblin, and LiMo adopted GNOME technology, Igalia became an important contributor to several key projects, including Linux, GNOME, Freedesktop.org, Qt, and WebKit.
Since 2010, Igalia has also become the leading WebKit and Blink/Chromium consultancy, and is a top contributor to both projects. In 2013, Igalia was accepted as a member of W3C, GENIVI, Automative Grade Linux, and the Tizen Association.
Igalia is a global company, with more than 50 members. Our members work from several countries, including the US, Spain, Finland, South Korea, Denmark, Slovenia, Italy, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil and Canada. Igalia's headquarters have always been in A Coruña. Igalia's founding vision continues to be fulfilled: Igalians have a constant and relevant presence in many upstream projects, and works with customers all over the world.