News for Dec. 20, 2005

OSS helps bring back Kong

12/20/05, 9:04 pm EST - Xoanon

He's big, he's powerful, and although he's no geek, King Kong in his latest form is an open source software user. The bleeding-edge special effects in director Peter Jackson's latest offering are delivered by artists such as Weta Digital CTO Milton Ngan. Ngan, who also counts Jackson's Lord of the Rings films among his credits, points up the contributions of open source software developers in producing the fantasy works. While open source software and development is not directly used in creating the effects for such films, Ngan said it is an integral part of delivering the movies by improving workflow. [More]