Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value

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Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Value tells the story of the ASWF; how it came to be, where it came from, what it has achieved so far, and where it aims to go next. It is a story about engineers and leaders who collectively generate value by developing critical open source software that powers much of the entertainment, gaming, and media industry productions, as well as the open standards needed for growth. Filled with imagery from iconic films, the report presents a compelling narrative about industry competitors, who, by working together, have shared and sustained the technologies used to create mesmerizing visual effects for professional studios and filmmaking enthusiasts alike.


  • Barbara Robertson

  • Foreword by David Morin, Executive Director, Academy Software Foundation

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