NVIDIA, Red Hat join Hollywood’s Open Source Forum


NVIDIA has joined Hollywood’s very own open source organization as a Premier member. For the uninitiated, the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is a consortium for open source software development in the motion picture and media industries. Also, ftrack and Red Hat have joined the Foundation as General members.

Already a member of the Linux Foundation, NVIDIA now looks forward to working with the Academy Software Foundation to help shape the future of this creative industry.

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

The association’s founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital.

The Foundation is home to OpenVDB and OpenColorIO, and today announced that OpenEXR and OpenCue have also been accepted as Foundation projects.