Linux Foundation to Form New Open 3D Foundation

New Open 3D Foundation launching with over 20 founding members including Adobe AWS Huawei Niantic and Red Hat to accelerate developer collaboration on 3D engine development for AAA-games and high-fidelity simulations.

SAN FRANCISCO Calif. July 6 2021 The Linux Foundation the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source today announced an intent to form the Open 3D Foundation to accelerate developer collaboration on 3D game and simulation technology. The Open 3D Foundation will support open source projects that advance capabilities related to 3D graphics rendering authoring and development. As the first project governed by the new foundation Amazon Web Services Inc. AWS is contributing an updated version of the Amazon Lumberyard game engine as the Open 3D Engine O3DE under the permissive Apache 2.0 license. The Open 3D Engine enables developers and content creators to build 3D experiences unencumbered by commercial terms and will provide the support and infrastructure of an open source community through forums code repositories and developer events. A developer preview of O3DE is available on GitHub today. For more information andor to contribute please visit httpso3de.org.

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