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The Academy Software Foundation values diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to driving change.
Find out more about our new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group and how you can get involved. >>


The mission of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) is to increase the quality and quantity of contributions to the content creation industry’s open source software base; to provide a neutral forum to coordinate cross-project efforts; to provide a common build and test infrastructure; and to provide individuals and organizations a clear path to participation in advancing our open source ecosystem.

Learn more about how your organization can help support these efforts.


We are always looking for developers, engineers, end users, and others who may be interested in participating in our projects. There are many levels of contribution –  both technical and non-technical. If you are interested in helping support the industry’s open source community, and want to join a diverse and inclusive community, we encourage you to get involved.



How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value

The Academy Software Foundation was created four years ago by a group of like-minded technology executives and software developers who saw a need for a neutral place, a common ground, where studios and vendors could come together to write open source software that would benefit everyone.

A lot has happened in this short period of time. This document tells the story of the Foundation: where it came from, what it has achieved so far, and where it aims to go next.



April 6, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, Diversity & Inclusion

Academy Software Foundation Announces Summer Opportunities for Technical Careers in VFX and Animation

The Academy Software Foundation is pleased to announce two different global summer opportunities for individuals 18 and older who are growing their skills in computer science, engineering, and related fields, and looking to explore technical careers in the VFX and animation industries. Participating in these programs is a great way…
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March 9, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, In The News

Academy Software Foundation Releases New Research Paper on Open Source Technology in Modern Filmmaking Era

Today we at the Academy Software Foundation, released a new research paper titled “Open Source in Entertainment: How the Academy Software Foundation Creates Shared Value.” It is available as a free PDF here: http://report.aswf.io/  Authored by veteran entertainment technology journalist Barbara Robertson, with a foreword from our Executive Director David…
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February 23, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, Members

Wevr Joins Academy Software Foundation as General Member

Today the Academy Software Foundation, the premier organization for advancing open source software development across the media and motion picture industries, announces the addition of Wevr as its newest general member. The Academy Software Foundation now counts 32 members working together to strengthen open source tools development and align on…
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February 15, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, Review & Approval WG

Academy Software Foundation Establishes Review & Approval Working Group

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), the premier organization for advancing open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, today officially announced the formation of its new Review & Approval Working Group.  The Review & Approval Working Group has two parallel goals. The first is to achieve industry-wide…
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February 11, 2022 in Announcements, Blog, Rez

Rez Joins Academy Software Foundation as Newest Hosted Project

Rez installs packages once, and configures environments dynamically (via GitHub) Today the Academy Software Foundation, the premier organization for advancing open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, is pleased to announce the addition of Rez as its newest hosted project. Rez is an open source, cross-platform…
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November 16, 2021 in Announcements, Blog, OpenTimelineIO

Project Update: OpenTimelineIO Beta 14 Released, with Improved Automation

Screen shot of the new OTIO to SVG adapter in action The Beta 14 release of OpenTimelineIO (OTIO) is officially available for download! This update notably adds greater automation and support for the latest versions of Python as recommended by the VFX Reference Platform. New features in Beta 14 include:…
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