The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) said Microsoft and Apple have joined the organization as premier members.
Established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Linux Foundation as a “neutral forum” for technological collaboration in the media industry, ASWF hosts OpenVFB, OpenColorIO, OpenEXR, OpenCue, and OpenTimelineIO among its active initiatives.
With the addition of Microsoft to the roster, the organization has grown past $1 million in annual funding, Executive Director David Morin said in a prepared statement. “Studios and vendors across the motion picture industry have come together in support of the ASWF, and their commitment has fueled our growth,” Morin said.
Microsoft plans to dedicate engineering resources to ASWF projects and will join the group’s governing board and its technical advisory council, ASWF said, while Apple’s participation will help ensure that ASWF’s projects run on Apple operating systems.
“With Apple as a new member, we hope to work with them to improve support for Apple platforms, which will continue to democratize open-source software development,” said ASWF Governing Board Chair Rob Bredow, ECD and head of Industrial Light & Magic, in a prepared statement.