Re: Open source applications as a reference platform

Bryce Harrington <bryce@...>

On Thu, Aug 16, 2018 at 02:57:59PM -0700, Scott Petrovic wrote:
The goals for the ASWF will eventually need to be more concrete to help clear some of the confusion going on now. I am having a difficult time trying to understand who ASWF is trying to assist with opening up to open source projects.

I am sure there are certain projects and libraries the ASWF has in mind at first. I imagine they are also open to other projects or ideas as this idea matures. If I was starting a new foundation and wanted to see the VFX open source community grow, I would take an inventory on where some open source projects are with questions like:

* how many people are in their core team
* how much funding do they currently receive to pay for things like hosting and developers
* how do they manage their project (repositories, CI, web hosting, bandwidth for downloads)
* how much time do they spend a month improving the their library/applciation
* what are the biggest issues they see from keeping their project going or expanding it
That last question is probably the most pertinent, and would have the
most interesting and useful answers from project to project, IMO. The
other questions in that list can sometimes be hard to answer
meaningfully due to the fluidity of volunteer community work.

I am sure many of the applications that are focused on VFX users would be open to discuss and potentially collaborate. Most of them have mailing lists and use IRC for real-time communication.

I am one of the developers for Krita and would be open for any discussion or brainstorming that might need to happen
Scott Petrovic
Good points raised in this email, I'm curious too. I'm involved in
a variety of FOSS graphics projects and would also be open to
discussions and brainstorming. I'd really love to see if this becomes a
big success for the marketplace and wider community.


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