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! We stand in solidarity with our Black members, colleagues, developers, artists, content creators, and the entire Black community. The Academy Software Foundation values diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to driving change. We have established a new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to help level the playing field. Learn more. >>


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.



July 24, 2020 in Behind the Screens

Rachel Rose, ILM

Behind the Screens with Rachel Rose, R+D Supervisor at Industrial Light Magic, and a Co-Chair of the new ASWF Diversity and Inclusion Working Group.
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July 16, 2020 in Behind the Screens

Sean Looper, AWS

Chatting with Sean Looper, Software Development Manager, Creative Tools at Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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July 1, 2020 in Behind the Screens

Mei Chu, Sony Pictures Imageworks

Tell us a bit about yourself – how did you get your start in visual effects and/or animation? As a kid, I was fascinated by Pixar’s Toy Story so I went to school to learn how to be a part of this industry. Initially, my goal was to become an…
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June 12, 2020 in Announcements, Diversity & Inclusion, Other

Addressing the State of Diversity & Inclusion in Open Source VFX Communities

The Academy Software Foundation has formed a new Diversity & Inclusion Working Group to drive change within our community and across the open source ecosystem for VFX and animation. Join us!
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May 29, 2020 in ASWF Projects, OpenEXR

OpenEXR Project Update: One Year at ASWF!

Learn about the progress the OpenEXR community has made over the last 12 months since joining the Academy Software Foundation.
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May 20, 2020 in ASWF Projects, OpenCue

OpenCue Celebrates its First Anniversary

As OpenCue approaches its one year anniversary, we reflect on the progress the community has made over the last 12 months.
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