Academy Software Foundation: the movie side of free software

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Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Linux Foundation They have joined forces to strengthen the world of open source and free software, this time with a very movie project. This agreement includes many other companies such as Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital.

Both organizations have launched ASWF (Academy Software Foundation), a common project that will aim to provide a neutral forum for developers of open source software for the film industries, and means to share resources, collaborate on imaging technologies, visual effects (FX), animation and sound. That is why the presence of video game studios, and also movie studios, etc. This will benefit the entire open source development community and the first results of this common project could be seen in future films of cinema, video game, etc. And it is that more than 80% of this creative industry already used open source software, in fact you will know that software such as Blender, or servers with Linux have been used to create some of the most famous Hollywood films, including Pixar studios, despite his relationship with Apple ...

And finally, add that ASWF has marked a few ambitious goals, such as providing that neutral forum to coordinate efforts for cross projects, alleviating problems caused by isolated development outside the community, providing staff and organization with a clear goal of contributing to code, streamlining the development of authoring environments, and providing licenses best and most consistent for this industry.

In fact, you already have official website and you can go there to get a lot more information and know all the news ... As I always say, any news that nurtures the open source community is welcome.


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