Open Source on the Big Screen: Matt Ebb Tells Tales of Elephants Dream
Jan 15, 2008, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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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..."