JDF projects now have a clear path from open source project or specification to an internationally recognized standard, OpenChain is the first submission

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 12, 2020 – The Joint Development Foundation (JDF) today announced it has been formally approved as an ISO/IEC JTC 1 Publicly Available Specification (PAS) Submitter[1] and that the OpenChain specification is the first standard to be submitted. This status offers JDF’s standards development projects a path to international standardization and benefits the global business and technical ecosystem by enabling accelerated adoption of open standards and specifications.

ISO and IEC are organizations that develop and promote international standards that touch almost all aspects of daily life. ISO and IEC joined together to create ISO/IEC JTC 1, which is the international group dedicated to developing worldwide Information and Technology (ICT) standards. JTC 1 has been responsible for many important IT standards – including video compression technology and programming languages, among many others. PAS submitters like JDF play an important role in establishing international standards by submitting their specifications to JTC 1 for a vote to adopt them as ISO/IEC JTC 1 international standards. The Linux Foundation, home to JDF, is experienced in this process, having previously submitted the Linux Standard Base for adoption as ISO/IEC 23360-1:2006[2].

The JDF’s first PAS submission is for OpenChain, a specification that identifies the key requirements of an open source compliance program. It is designed to build trust between companies in the supply chain while reducing internal resource costs. The outcome is increased trust and consistency in open source software across the supply chain. International standardization will help to guide the evolution of the OpenChain Specification from de facto to de jure standard, a process that will assist procurement, sales and other departments to increasingly engage with OpenChain-related activities.

“Open source is now a mainstream means of building infrastructure and providing a platform for innovation. While open source development models focus on lowering the barriers to innovate and change, there comes a time when industries decide the next step is to agree on one approach to an issue and work together on that solution,” said Seth Newberry, executive director at Joint Development Foundation. “These de facto standards are just one step away from becoming recognized standards, and JDF provides a path to international recognition as a standard by ISO/IEC JTC 1. This is a key additional capability to further support our open project communities with a path to engage on standards with the worldwide business and industry ecosystems.”

To become a JTC 1 PAS Submitter, the Joint Development Foundation had to meet a rigorous set of criteria. It was required to demonstrate its process for developing the specifications that are neutral to all of the contributors (no one company may dominate the process); the specification must be developed with sufficient industry participation to ensure that the resulting work is representative of an industry-wide consensus, and the specification must be formed in accordance with standard PAS editing standards so that each specification is easily understood by the readers.

About the Joint Development Foundation

The Joint Development Foundation is a nonprofit organization within the Linux Foundation ecosystem that provides turnkey corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to quickly establish and begin working on standards and open source code development collaborations. JDF offers Linux Foundation communities and members a ‘standards in a box’ approach to advancing industry-wide transformation. JDF includes more than 250 participation companies and projects that include the Open Manufacturing Platform, GraphQL, DIF, Alliance for Open Media and more.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

 

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[1] https://jtc1info.org/page-3/page-4/jtc-1-pas-submitters/
[2] https://www.iso.org/standard/43781.html

Developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Open Shading Language is the de facto standard shading language for VFX and animation

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 16, 2020 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, announced that Open Shading Language (OSL) has been approved as the Foundation’s sixth hosted project. Initially developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Open Shading Language is the de facto standard shading language for VFX and animation and was recognized with an Academy Scientific and Technical Award in 2017.

OSL was released as open source in 2010 so it could be used by other visual effects and animation studios and rendering software vendors. It has since become the main embedded language in several industry-standard renderers, and it has been used in 100+ films including Spider-Man: Far From Home, The Angry Birds Movie 2, and Men in Black: International.

“Over the past ten years, Open Shading Language has grown to become a critical component of the vfx and animation ecosystem, widely used in production and embedded into several industry-standard renderers,” said Rob Bredow, SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, and Governing Board Chair of Academy Software Foundation. “Many of our members and projects rely on and support OSL, so it’s a natural fit for the Foundation. We look forward to working with the OSL community and supporting the project’s continued development and growth.”

OSL is a small, but rich, language for programmable shading in advanced renderers and other applications, ideal for describing materials, lights, displacement, and pattern generation. It is embedded in many commercial products and used as a dependency in other open source projects. A full list of renderers and other systems utilizing OSL is available here.

“We have seen firsthand how other projects have grown as part of the Academy Software Foundation, and we believe that joining the Foundation is the next step to help us expand the Open Shading Language community,” said Larry Gritz, Software Engineering Architect at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Open Shading Language founder and chief architect. “We have some major development efforts underway, including bringing OSL to a full GPU ray traced implementation, and the additional resources, support, and increased community involvement that the Foundation facilitates will be highly beneficial.”

The Academy Software Foundation will maintain and further develop the project with oversight provided by a technical steering committee. All newly accepted projects, including Open Shading Language, start in incubation while they work to meet the high standards of the Academy Software Foundation and later graduate to full adoption. This allows the Academy Software Foundation to consider and support projects at different levels of maturity and industry adoption, as long as they align with the Foundation’s mission to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base.

Developers interested in learning more or contributing to Open Shading Language can sign up to join the mailing list.

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About the Academy Software Foundation

Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation was created to ensure a healthy open source community by providing a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Academy Software Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, OpenTimelineIO, and Open Shading Language. For more information about the Academy Software Foundation, visit https://www.aswf.io/.

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AMD Joins Academy Software Foundation as a Premier Member

DockYard joins as a General member

LOS ANGELES, CA, August 16, 2020 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that AMD has joined the Foundation as a Premier member and DockYard as a General member.

The Academy Software Foundation also announced today that Open Shading Language (OSL) has joined as the Foundation’s sixth hosted project. Initially developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Open Shading Language is the de facto standard shading language for VFX and animation and was recognized with an Academy Scientific and Technical Award in 2017.  You can read the announcement here: Open Shading Language Joins Academy Software Foundation.

“We passed our goals of $1M in funding and five new projects in our first year; now we are pleased to welcome AMD and DockYard as new members, and Open Shading Language as our sixth Foundation project. We look forward to working with AMD and DockYard, and leveraging their expertise in graphics, rendering, and software development,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “Today, our Foundation is strong and our community of engineers is committed. We are ready to face the COVID-19 pandemic and do our part, which is to continue growing the open source model in the motion picture industry so that anyone can use or contribute to our projects from wherever they are, safely at home now or later back at work. We are ready to welcome more projects, host discussions about new projects, and help our open source community of engineers wherever they are in the motion picture industry. We will get through this storm and emerge on the other side, stronger together.

Member Quotes:

AMD:

“Feature film visual effects and post production are areas of significant focus and interest to us. At AMD, we have a long history of supporting and contributing to open source communities, and we are elated to support the Academy Software Foundation,” said James Knight, VFX & Virtual Production Director, AMD. “With the ever-increasing use of AMD’s CPUs in the motion picture industry, and as we collaborate with more and more studios, we feel it is imperative to help drive best practices as a major technology provider. It’s encouraging to see the Academy Software Foundation membership grow, and we are humbled and grateful to be a part of it.” 

DockYard:

“The motion picture and media industries are ripe for the development of digital experiences that not only captivate viewers, but also empower their teams to continue to make ‘movie magic’,” said Jon Lacks, CEO of DockYard, a digital product consultancy. “As evangelists of the open-source community, we’re thrilled to support the Academy Software Foundation in its mission to establish best practices for technology collaboration within the entertainment industry.”

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 About the Academy Software Foundation

Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation was created to ensure a healthy open source community by providing a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Academy Software Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, OpenTimelineIO, and Open Shading Language. For more information about the Academy Software Foundation, visit https://www.aswf.io

 

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FINOS Joins the Linux Foundation

Introduction

This week we are excited to announce that FINOS, the Fintech Open Source Foundation, is joining our Linux Foundation community of projects. With critical financial services projects under its stewardship, FINOS has become the hub for open collaboration in the financial services industry. FINOS serves similar needs to other vertical industry communities at the Linux Foundation, such as the Academy Software Foundation focused on the motion picture industry, Automotive Grade Linux focused on the automotive industry, and others. With FINOS at the LF, we are excited for the many cross community collaboration opportunities. 

What is FINOS and What Challenges is it Helping Financial Services Firms Address?

FINOS’  purpose is to accelerate collaboration and innovation in financial services technology through the adoption of open source software, standards and best practices.

FINOS is composed of over 30 member organizations, developing software and standards for data and data technologies, cloud services, financial desktop applications, and more. It is unique among open source foundations in that it is an open community for financial services and fintech firms to address unique industry challenges, as opposed to being horizontal across industries.

Financial services firms face unique obstacles to open source collaboration, including legal & regulatory concerns, internal policies, cultural friction, and heavily restricted technology environments. FINOS is a path to working outside corporate boundaries with others in the industry that are trying to solve the same problems.

In order to more efficiently leverage open source, FINOS supports its members every step of the way starting with its Open Source Readiness Project, providing guidance and tools for financial services participants new to open source. 

In addition to providing reference guides and policy templates that financial organizations may use in adopting open source software, FINOS provides tools that include frameworks and underlying shared code for creating the foundational backbone & infrastructure, middleware, data and application layers for open source financial applications. 

To assist in the consumption of these tools, FINOS also runs regular readiness meetings to help financial services organizations discuss common challenges, share successful experiences and more broadly prepare for the adoption of open source software.

Why Does the Financial Services Industry Need Open Source Software and Organizations Such as FINOS? 

As with other vertical industries, the financial services industry can realize the same benefits by adopting open source technologies. This is achieved by reducing overall total cost of ownership by sharing the development of common software components and underlying technology infrastructure through mutualization — this allows financial services and fintech firms to quicken their time to market for their services and product offerings and improve overall software quality. 

Having a broader pool of developers working on open source financial software enables financial services companies to attract and retain talent from a larger pool. Embracing open source software also allows IT stakeholders and decision-makers in financial services organizations to de-risk software investments by reducing vendor lock-in, and fostering internal and external re-use of software components. 

Additionally, open software and open standards can dramatically simplify workflow integration and improve interoperability between financial institutions, counterparties, and even regulators. This increases firms’ ability to meet rapidly changing client and regulatory needs more quickly and seamlessly.. Ultimately, FINOS seeks to create a “build once” approach to many aspects of financial technology solutions and leverages its community experts and active board-level engagement  from a wide range of prominent leaders within finance. 

Finally, it enables financial and technology firms working in this space to learn about high-value and industry-wide business challenges that can inform and validate product and project roadmaps.

FINOS Project Highlights

The value of FINOS is expressed through its many programs and services, which include, but are not exclusive to these open source software and open standardization projects:

The FINOS open source software project landscape. Image Credit: FINOS

The FINOS open source software project landscape. Image Credit: FINOS

FDC3: Launched in 2017 by OpenFin in collaboration with major industry participants, FDC3’s mission is to develop specific protocols and taxonomies to advance the ability of desktop applications in financial workflows to operate in a plug and play fashion, without prior bilateral agreements. Under the neutral FINOS umbrella, and now the Linux Foundation, FDC3 is now widely adopted and has received contributions from several banks, buy-side firms, consultancies, and financial technology vendors.

A sample FDC3 application.

A sample FDC3 application. Image Credit: FINOS

Plexus: Contributed to FINOS in 2017 by Deutsche Bank and developed in the open as part of its production Autobahn platform, Plexus defines an open standard for desktop application interoperability with a container-agnostic reference implementation. This enables seamless workflows between independent apps developed by different organizations in different technologies. The project aims to be a fully documented open standard and open source platform designed to connect thousands of different applications from across the financial services industry, enabling banks’ and clients’ systems to talk to each other. 

Perspective: Initially developed by JP Morgan’s trading business, Perspective is an interactive Web Assembly based data streaming and visualization component for large, real-time datasets. It comes with a suite of simple context-aware visual plugins for D3FC and Hypergrid, an integration with Jupyterlab, and runtime modules for the browser, Python, and Node.js. Perspective is a mature, production-ready library with a highly engaged community that is now increasingly used in production environments and is contributed to by FINOS institutional member organizations.

A sample Perspective application.

A sample Perspective application. Image Credit: FINOS

Alloy: Set to be contributed to FINOS by Goldman Sachs later in 2020, the Alloy workbench and the underpinning Pure language offer an advanced modeling environment to explore, define, connect and integrate data into financial business processes. Although it can help firms address internal challenges the greater benefit comes from the huge potential for the industry to share, collaborate and standardize on common data models for trading, instrumentation, regulatory reporting and more. A pilot is currently ongoing among major banks and documentation is available at alloy.finos.org.

Cloud Service Certification: Originally contributed to FINOS by JP Morgan who was working internally on building infrastructure as code controls to meet its own cloud deployment regulatory requirements, the Cloud Service Certification was created with the rationale that most banks were undergoing similar efforts — thus the benefits of mutualization could be extended to not only technology implementation, but also on regulatory interpretation, as well. The overall goal of the project is to build commonly interpreted BDD-style tests to verify regulatory compliance of cloud services for Cloud Service Providers (CSP) in order to build test implementations that can be used to prove the regulatory worthiness of cloud services on an ongoing basis. Several firms involved in the Cloud Service Certification include JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Red Hat, Wipro and ScottLogic, and FINOS is actively recruiting new banks and vendors to participate.

Waltz: Developed by Khartec Ltd and FINOS Platinum Member, Deutsche Bank, Waltz was created to help large organizations understand their application environment in a consistent, well-documented, easily digestible format, and to address complex enterprise architecture data organizational issues often encountered in their overall technology landscape. Waltz shows where applications reside, what they do, and how they are connected. Waltz has been used to assist with key performance metrics, data lineage, regulatory responses, and application rationalization/migration programs. 

A sample Waltz data model for a large enterprise environment

A sample Waltz data model for a large enterprise environment. Image Credit: FINOS

Why is FINOS Joining the Linux Foundation?

FINOS has grown significantly in the last two years, bringing greater awareness of open source to the financial services industry and in turn increasing the level of collaboration amongst industry participants. Joining the Linux Foundation will help FINOS accelerate this engagement even more. With common core values and highly compatible systems of governance FINOS will be able to take advantage of increased scalability and mutualization that only being part of a much larger foundation can provide, particularly through the Linux Foundation’s extensive support program offerings including but not limited to training, certification and events management. 

As with the Linux Foundation which acts as a neutral party for open source projects of all types, FINOS provides a neutral space for fintech firms to build open solutions with its projects and platforms in a neutral forum. At the Linux Foundation, FINOS will be able to continue sponsoring projects with strong disruption potential in a traditionally locked-in and proprietary industry, and will continue to permit frictionless engagement between financial services developers who are actively contributing to FINOS in full compliance. 

FINOS currently uses a governance by contribution model which enables them to be operated transparently and independently under the oversight and steering of its board of directors. This is in direct alignment with the Linux Foundation’s “do-ocracy” model where responsibilities are attached to people who do the work rather than elected or selected by some identified decision-maker. Likewise, the Linux Foundation’s projects also operate transparently and independently, and each community develops its own operational guidelines that serve to create a working technical collaboration. 

As with the Linux Foundation, FINOS has projects that are organized into thematic programs which provide easy discoverability, and federated governance over its community. 

FINOS already hosts over a hundred collaborative projects that are contributed to by its members, external companies and individuals. 

As its communities continue to scale, FINOS will need additional support staff and the abilities of an experienced, larger umbrella organization to help it achieve its goals. The toolsets and procedures, fundraising support, and overall entity management which FINOS will inherit as a result of joining the umbrella of the Linux Foundation will help them continue to scale their programmatic efforts for many years to come.

“In less than two years FINOS has become the go-to foundation for open source collaboration in financial services. With this sector’s focus on technology-driven solutions, we feel the time is right to bring our two communities together to enable the next stage of innovation for our projects,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. “We look forward to working with Gab, the FINOS team and its members as we together chart the future of global financial services collaboration.”

“FINOS has achieved tremendous growth across our project portfolio thanks to our 35 members and wider community,” explained Gabriele Columbro. “The FINOS community’s passion and dedication to applying open source practices to address concrete, pressing topics — in areas such as cloud computing, financial modeling, desktop interoperability, messaging, tooling, and data technology — has established the transformative potential of open source within financial services. We are thrilled to join forces with the Linux Foundation to accelerate this growth and welcome an even more diverse set of members and projects under the FINOS umbrella.”

Under the Linux Foundation, FINOS will provide a forum for industry-wide collaboration among the world’s biggest financial services firms and tech companies on fintech projects addressing desktop interoperability, data modeling, compliance and more

San Francisco, April 9th, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open collaboration, and the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate adoption of open source software, standards and best practices in financial services, today announced that FINOS will become a Linux Foundation organization. To enable this effort, the Linux Foundation has agreed to acquire the FINOS operating assets.

The Linux Foundation will position FINOS as its umbrella project through which to advance further development of open source and standards within the financial services industry. The FINOS team, led by Executive Director Gabriele Columbro, will join the Linux Foundation. Columbro will continue in his role.

The financial services industry has a long history of open source adoption, having been among the earliest industries to embrace Linux. Since then, both large and small fintech firms have been leveraging open source to innovate on new technologies, ranging from cloud computing to decentralized networks and blockchain to machine learning and artificial intelligence. FINOS has been instrumental in bringing key industry stakeholders together around open source contribution and will be empowered now to expand and accelerate that work through the global open source community and Linux Foundation’s services and resources.

“In less than two years FINOS has become the go-to foundation for open source collaboration in financial services. With this sector’s focus on technology-driven solutions, we feel the time is right to bring our two communities together to enable the next stage of innovation for our projects,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. “We look forward to working with Gab, the FINOS team and its members as we together chart the future of global financial services collaboration.”

“FINOS has achieved tremendous growth across our project portfolio thanks to our 35 members and wider community,” explained Gabriele Columbro. “The FINOS community’s passion and dedication to applying open source practices to address concrete, pressing topics — in areas such as cloud computing, financial modeling, desktop interoperability, messaging, tooling, and data technology — has established the transformative potential of open source within financial services. We are thrilled to join forces with the Linux Foundation to accelerate this growth and welcome an even more diverse set of members and projects under the FINOS umbrella.”

“Open source technology is essential to the future of the financial services industry,” said Alejandra Villagra, FINOS chairperson, Citigroup. “With FINOS becoming part of the Linux Foundation, we can leverage a wider network of resources and further accelerate collaboration that delivers technology solutions to common business issues and industry challenges, shaping the future technology landscape.”

“Over the last few years, FINOS successfully created a community of buy-side, sell-side, fintech and tech companies who work together on a wide range of open source projects and standards,” said Dov Katz, FINOS vice chairperson and distinguished engineer at Morgan Stanley. “Joining the Linux Foundation will extend our pool of partners, talented developers and engineers dedicated to solving similar problems, and will help the community innovate even faster.”

“The global financial community benefits when data and technology can be combined through shared standards,” said Robert Coletti, head of desktop platform, Refinitiv. “We look forward to continued engagement with FINOS and the new opportunities that being part of the Linux Foundation will provide.”

“As a strategic open source partner for financial services firms, we work closely with FINOS and its members to drive open source adoption and best practices within the financial services industry,” said Andrew Aitken, general manager and global open source practice leader, Wipro Limited. “We know that open source plays a critical role in accelerating a bank’s enterprise transformation journey and believe that closer ties with Linux Foundation will help FINOS make inroads even faster.”

Financial services organizations have been rapid adopters of new technology, including large amounts of open source, which they have used to extend market reach and create client value. It is increasingly important for firms to look at enterprise open source and its ability to foster innovation while maintaining stability,” said Chris Wright, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Red Hat. “As active members of the Linux Foundation we see the immense potential this collaboration has to benefit the financial services industry as they adapt to an evolving technology landscape.”

FINOS is a diverse community of developers, financial and technology industry leaders committed to making contributions that will enable open source to flourish in financial services. Having grown rapidly over the last two years, the community today boasts more than 30 member organizations, 300+ contributors and many open source projects delivering value to participants across the industry.

About The Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

About FINOS

The Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) is an independent membership organization whose purpose is to accelerate collaboration and innovation in financial services through the adoption of open source software, standards and best practices. FINOS believes that global financial organizations that embrace open source software, together with common standards, will be best positioned to capture the growth opportunities presented by a quickly evolving technological landscape. FINOS has 11 programs driven by more than 30 financial services and technology members, 300+ community contributors and over 75 open source repositories. We enable collaboration in key areas of innovation for the industry including data, cloud, interoperability, and decentralized technologies. FINOS is a 501(c)(6) and is based in Burlingame, CA with offices in New York, NY and London, England. For more information, visit www.finos.org.

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Speakers and program announced for industry’s leading open source event for software and IT infrastructure in finance

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 16, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the speakers and program for Open FinTech Forum taking place December 9, 2019 at the Convene Conference Center in New York. To register, please visit: https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-fintech-forum-2019/register/

Open FinTech Forum is where financial services IT decision makers come to learn about the open technologies driving digital transformation – technologies like AI, blockchain and more – and how to best utilize an open source strategy and implementation to enable new products, services and capabilities; increase IT efficiencies; establish and strengthen internal license compliance programs; and attract top-level talent and train existing talent on the latest disruptive technologies.

“Open FinTech Forum brings the open source communities that support financial services together with CIOs, IT managers and developers working in the heart of finance,” said Angela Brown, General Manager of Events at The Linux Foundation. “We’re looking forward to showcasing the industry’s emerging and established open technologies fueling this space.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Partha Seetala, Chief Technology Officer, Robin.io
  • Camilla Sharpe, WW Multivendor Software Support Business Line Executive, IBM
  • Sid Sijbrandij, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, GitLab
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

Session highlights:

  • A Pathway To Multi-Tenancy in Kubernetes – Paul Sitowitz, Software Engineering Manager, Capital One
  • Creating a Micro Open-Source Community with Kubernetes – Katie Gamanji, Cloud Platform Engineer, Condé Nast International
  • Architecting Enterprise Platforms for CI/CD, Cloud and SRE with AI and Analytics – Murali Kaundinya, Group CTO and Managing Director, Wells Fargo & Gopinath Janakiraman, Director, Merck
  • From Business Case to Blockchain in 30 Minutes – Shaul Kfir, Co-founder & CTO, Digital Asset
  • Here Be Dragons, Debunking Myths in Enterprise Open Source Engagement – Justin Rackliffe, Director, Open Source Governance, Fidelity Investments
  • “Opening” Wall Street: Challenging the Myths and Seizing the Opportunities of Open Source in Fintech – Gabriele Columbro, Executive Director, FINOS (Fintech Open Source Foundation)
  • Quantum Aspects in Information Technology: An Update – Christopher H Lameter, R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
  • Securing Cloud Native in Investment Banks: From Threat Model to SOC – Andrew Martin, Co-founder, ControlPlane
  • The Future of Banking: Securing Digital Asset Custody Solutions – Diana Henderson, Offering Manager, IBM Z and LinuxONE, IBM

Gold sponsors of Open FinTech Forum include Cloud Native Computing Foundation, IBM, Robin.io and Sysdig. Silver sponsors include FOSSA, Hyperledger, StackRox, Synopsys, Tidelift and Weaveworks.

Financial Services IT decision-makers receive complimentary registration to the event. Linux Foundation members and LF project members receive a 20% discount on registration pricing. Email events@linuxfoundation.org for discount or comp access codes.

About The Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see its trademark usage page: www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation,  a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Microsoft has joined the Foundation as a Premier member.

“Studios and vendors across the motion picture industry have come together in support of the Academy Software Foundation, and their commitment has fueled our growth,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome Microsoft to the Academy Software Foundation. Their membership helps us hit a significant milestone as we surpass $1M in annual funding, a solid financial base that we will use to support our open source projects, the software engineers that develop them, and the open source community in general.”

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

“At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, and it’s this mission that drives our commitment to open source,” said Tad Brockway, corporate vice president, Azure Storage, Media and Edge, Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to become a member of the Academy Software Foundation and work together with the industry’s open source community to bring the latest cloud technologies to the Foundation and its projects.”

Microsoft is committed to supporting innovation across the media and entertainment industry by bringing its cloud platforms to bear to help studios unlock creativity and collaboration, bring content to market faster and engage and monetize audiences. As a Foundation member, Microsoft will dedicate engineering resources to support Foundation-hosted projects and will assume roles on the Academy Software Foundation Governing Board and on its Technical Advisory Council (TAC). 

About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, and OpenTimelineIO.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

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LOS ANGELES, CA, September 13, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation, a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Apple has joined the Foundation as a Premier member.

“Filmmakers everywhere use Apple products. We are delighted to welcome Apple as a new member, and we look forward to working with them to ensure that our open source projects run well on Apple software platforms,” said David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation.

Launched in August 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, ASWF provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound.

“To support the continued growth of open source software across our industry, we have the privilege of providing developers with tools that make it easier to contribute code and participate in the community,” said Rob Bredow, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, and Governing Board Chair of Academy Software Foundation. “One of these tools is the Academy Software Foundation’s Continuous Integration (CI) build infrastructure, which streamlines development for build and runtime environments. With Apple as a new member, we hope to work with them to improve support for Apple platforms, which will continue to democratize open source software development.”

About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenVDB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, and OpenTimelineIO.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

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Premier open source event showcases existing and emerging technologies across the tech sector and brings together open source and community visionaries in Lyon, France

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2019 – The Linux Foundation today announced the keynote speakers for its Open Source Summit Europe (OSSEU), the leading conference for open source developers, architects and other technologists and a hotbed for emerging technologies, and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The event takes place October 28-30 in Lyon, France.

Open source software and technologies are a leading indicator of where companies are investing resources for technology development. By bringing the latest open source projects and leading technologists together in one place, the event becomes a forum for defining and advancing technology development in the years ahead.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Deborah Boyer, Project Manager, Civic Applications Team, Azavea
  • Rumman Chowdhury, Global Lead for Responsible AI, Accenture
  • Oliver Fink, Director, HERE XYZ, HERE Technologies and Urban Computing Foundation TAC Member
  • Rahaf Harfoush, Strategist, Digital Anthropologist, and Best-Selling Author
  • Dirk Hohndel, Vice President, Chief Open Source Officer, VMware
  • Greg Kroah-Hartman, Kernel Developer, Fellow, The Linux Foundation and Linux Kernel Maintainer
  • Priyanka Sharma, Director of Technical Evangelism, GitLab and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Board Member
  • Katie Shaw, Stakeholder Manager, Open Apparel Registry
  • Imad Sousou, Corporate Vice President, General Manager, System Software Products, Intel Corporation
  • Linus Torvalds, Fellow, The Linux Foundation and creator of Linux and Git
  • Yvonne Wassenaar, Chief Executive Officer, Puppet

“Open Source Summit Europe has garnered a reputation for hosting one of the world’s largest regional open source communities and showcasing technologies in their infancy that evolve to become the fabric of our lives,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “The keynote lineup really represents this focus and will offer some leading indicators for where to apply resources in the months ahead.”

Open Source Summit Europe is made possible by Diamond Sponsor Intel, Platinum Sponsors Cloud Native Computing Foundation and IBM, and Gold Sponsors Civil Infrastructure Platform, Codethink, Nutanix, Red Hat and VMware.

Discounted registration of $800 is available through August 15. Students and academics, as well as hobbyists, are also eligible for special rates. Diversity and need-based scholarships are available. Members of the media can contact Andi Lustak (andi.lustak@gmail.com) for complimentary press passes.

Additional Resources
The Linux Foundation Event Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WUeelICQ2U)

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation projects like Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more are considered critical to the development of the world’s most important infrastructure. Its development methodology leverages established best practices and addresses the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Academy Software Foundation Announces Amazon Web Services as a New Premier Member

Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join as General and Associate members

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2019 – The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a neutral forum for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today announced that Amazon Web Services has joined the Foundation as a Premier member, Rodeo FX as a General member, and MovieLabs as an Associate member.

“We are pleased to welcome Amazon Web Services as a new Premier member. Many open source projects and developers rely on cloud services from AWS for content creation and production. We look forward to their contributions as our projects continue to evolve and grow,” said David Morin, Executive Director of Academy Software Foundation. “We are also excited to have Rodeo FX and MovieLabs join our community. Rodeo FX has a deep expertise in visual effects and developing artist-driven tools that will be beneficial as our Foundation continues to grow. MovieLabs has a history of bringing together studios and tech companies to develop common technology goals, which aligns with our goal of driving collaboration and shared development of open source technologies across the motion picture and media industries.”

Launched last August at SIGGRAPH 2018 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.

“Our membership has almost doubled since we launched the Academy Software Foundation a year ago, and we’re grateful that both studios and software vendors are seeing the value in having a neutral home for collaboration and shared development of open source software,” said Rob Bredow, SVP, Executive Creative Director and Head of Industrial Light & Magic, and Governing Board Chair of Academy Software Foundation. “Amazon Web Services, Rodeo FX, and MovieLabs are welcome additions to our community, and we look forward to their contributions as we continue to grow.”

SIGGRAPH 2019 Open Source Day
All SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees are invited to “Open Source Day,” hosted by Academy Software Foundation on July 30 at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles. The event is a full day of Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions focused on open source projects used for visual effects, animation, and image creation – Academy Software Foundation, OpenVDB, OpenCue, OpenEXR, Rez, OpenTimelineIO, ACES, OpenColorIO, Open Shading Language, and MaterialX. Additional details are available here.

 Member Quotes:

“AWS is excited to be joining the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to help support open standards in the visual effects and animation industry. With a variety of workloads from Media & Entertainment customers already running on AWS, we look forward to contributing to ASWF projects and initiatives to help studios continue their success using open source technology and open standards effectively on the cloud.”

  • Will McDonald, Principal Product Manager, AWS Thinkbox, Amazon.com Services, Inc.

“Rodeo FX is excited to be joining the Academy Software Foundation and further supporting its commitment towards the advancement of open-source software in the visual effects industry. Our work relies heavily on the ability to share between different studios, multiple vendors, and across a variety of software and platforms. Open standards makes this type of collaboration possible and allows our artists to focus less on technical hurdles and more on the creative challenges of bringing the best image to the screen. We look forward to working with the Academy Software Foundation and its members to help shape the future of open-source software in our industry.”

  • Jordan Soles, VP Technology and Development, Rodeo FX

“MovieLabs believes that the future of content creation lies in software-defined workflows for image and sound creation and rendering. Open source software, like the VFX Reference Platform, has proven immensely valuable to our industry in establishing common tools and formats. We’re excited by the opportunity to work with the Academy Software Foundation to enable new forms of content production and distribution.”

  • Jim Helman, Chief Technology Officer, MovieLabs

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About the Academy Software Foundation
Developed in partnership by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation, the Academy Software Foundation provides a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound. The Foundation is home to OpenColorIO, OpenCue, OpenEXR, and OpenVDB.  For more information or to get involved in the Academy Software Foundation, visit ASWF.io.

The Linux Foundation has registered trademarks and uses trademarks. For a list of trademarks of The Linux Foundation, please see our trademark usage page: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/trademark-usage. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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