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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.



April 1, 2021 in Announcements, ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenEXR

OpenEXR Debuts New Version 3.0 with Improved Imath

The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, has announced the release of OpenEXR and Imath version 3, now available for developers to start integrating into their applications.  OpenEXR project provides the specification and reference implementation of…
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March 24, 2021 in Blog, Diversity & Inclusion, Other

The Truth about Women and Open Source

By Nithya A. Ruff:  Nithya is the Head of Comcast’s Open Source Program Office.  She is responsible for Open Source strategy and growing open source culture inside of Comcast and engagement with external communities. Nithya has been director-at-large on the Linux Foundation Board for the last 3 years and was recently…
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March 18, 2021 in Blog, Diversity & Inclusion

Careers in Film + Technology Webinar Series

Several weeks ago, the ASWF Diversity and Inclusion working group kicked off its Careers in Film and Technology webinar series.  This free webinar series developed by the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) provides students interested in film and technology with an inside look at careers in visual effects and animation.  Developers…
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February 8, 2021 in ASWF Projects, Blog, OpenColorIO

OpenColorIO v2 is Officially Available!

After four months of beta testing and refining features, OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 is officially available! OCIO v2 is a major update and is included in the VFX Reference Platform for calendar year 2021.
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February 1, 2021 in Blog, Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusive Language in Technology

This guest post by Barathy Rangarajan from DreamWorks Animation explores inclusive terminology in code and documentation, including general guidelines, recommendations on common terms to replace, and examples from companies like Autodesk, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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November 13, 2020 in Behind the Screens, Diversity & Inclusion

David Aguilar, Disney Animation

Behind the Screens with Behind the Screens with David Aguilar, Senior Software Engineer - Architecture Lead, Walt Disney Animation Studios.
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