Lights, Camera, Open Source: Hollywood Turns to Linux for New Code Sharing Initiative


In looking to code smarter, faster and more efficiently, developers across the globe and industries are turning to open-source components that allow them to add powerful features to their work without having to write everything from scratch themselves. One of the latest groups to embrace the Open Source movement is the entertainment industry.

Similar to many other initiatives that have come together in recent years to support the sharing of code between companies, a number of key players under the umbrella of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have teamed up with The Linux Foundation to establish the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF). Members include companies like Disney, Google, Dreamworks, Epic Games and Intel, just to name a few….

Looking at the growth of new open-source initiatives over the past few years, it is clear that all industries have recognized that they are making widespread use of open-source components and that there is a need to organize it if they hope to direct it toward their shared goals efficiently.

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