Academy Software Foundation

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Wobbe F. Koning, ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee

ASWF 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.

This foundation describes itself as follows:

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is the result of a two-year survey by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) Science and Technology Council into the use of Open Source Software (OSS) across the motion picture industry. The survey found that almost 84% of the industry uses open source software, particularly for animation and visual effects, but challenges including siloed development, managing multiple versions of OSS libraries (versionitis) and varying governance and licensing models need to be addressed in order to ensure a healthy open source community.

Blogpost on the main SIGGRAPH site: What is the Academy Software Foundation?

The foundation can be found here: https://www.aswf.io/

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