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  1. History
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  3. The name comes from `a town in Switzerland`__. It also means "elk" or "moose" in Danish.
  4. __ http://www.elgg.ch/de/
  5. Elgg's initial funding was by a company called Curverider Ltd, which was started by David Tosh and Ben Werdmuller.
  6. In 2010, Curverider was acquired by Thematic Networks and control of the open-source project was turned over to `The Elgg Foundation`_.
  7. Today, Elgg is a community-driven open source project and has a variety of contributors and supporters.
  8. .. _The Elgg Foundation: http://theelggfoundation.org