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Open Source on the Big Screen: Matt Ebb Tells Tales of Elephants Dream

Jan 15, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dahna McConnachie)

[ Thanks to Inkslinger for this link. ]

How do you define the term 'Open Movie'?

"Our definition for open movie was quite extensive for Elephants Dream--there has been other artwork with the final product released under creative commons licenses before, but our big difference was that not only did we let people edit and copy the final product, but we also released all of our production files (our sets, characters, textures, animation data) under an open license, for people to study, re-animate, or do whatever they like with. With the software and content contained on the DVD and online, it's possible to completely re-make the movie. On top of this, we aimed to also use open development for our tools, using and developing open source graphics software..."

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