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ITWeb: Open Source cleaning up at the Oscars Open Source cleaning up at the Oscars

By August 14, 2018August 16th, 2018No Comments

Over the last 25 years, software, and particularly open source software (OSS), has played an increasingly important role in the most successful movies of our time. Now this contribution is set to grow, boosted by the introduction on Friday, of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF), a joint venture of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – the organisation behind the annual Oscar awards and the Linux Foundation. This follows a recently concluded two-year investigation by the Academy which found that more than 80% of the motion picture industry uses OSS, particularly for animation and visual effects.

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