Jim Zemlin, CEO of the Linux Foundation, said:
With the help of the Academy Software Foundation, we will provide a new platform for developers in the open source community to drive the next wave of innovation across the entire film industry and even the broader media industry.
ASWF.IO official website wrote,Its mission is to be a forum for coordinating cross-project work, providing a common infrastructure for building and testing, and providing individuals and organizations with a clear path to engaging the open source ecosystem.
According to a survey conducted by the college, 84% of the industry uses open source software to create animations and visual effects. In addition, a major obstacle to the open source development of the media industry is the isolation of the development teams of different companies in the ecosystem.
Nick Cannon, chief technology officer at Walt Disney Studios, said:
The establishment of the College Software Foundation is an exciting step for the film industry. By strengthening collaboration within the industry, everyone can focus on common underlying technologies, drive new standards for interoperability, and accelerate the pace of innovation.
In fact,The open source collaboration that Hollywood is now actively embracing is also an important change in the software development world in recent years.
In the past few years, traditional companies have realized that the technology they developed to run software infrastructure has not brought much real value to customers.
Collaboration in this area is somewhat reasonable – even for the most competitive competitors.