[News] Autodesk Chooses a GNU Licence for Software, Free Software is Inevitable

[News] Autodesk Chooses a GNU Licence for Software, Free Software is Inevitable

Post by Roy Schest » Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:58:38


utodesk geography tool goes open source

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| The software will be released under the LGPL (Lesser General Public License),
| as with previous Autodesk open-source moves.
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http://www.news.com/8301-13580_3-9784878-39.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Autodesk? LGPL? How times have changed. Autodesk executives are no 'hippies',
so this is a business decision.

The inevitability of free software

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| Is software a product or a utility? Free software proponents say it's as
| critical to economic progress as fresh drinking water.
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http://innovations.ziffdavis.com/2007/09/the_inevitability_of_free_soft.html


Recent:

[Autodesk] Would You Use Proprietary Software Ported to GNU/Linux?

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| Justas Ingelevi?ius wrote in about an Autodesk international user group poll
| about non-Windows ports.
|
| [...]
|
| It?s easy to predict that this conversation will happen more frequently and
| with greater volume. (I imagine something similar happened when Windows NT
| was worth using and much, much cheaper than high-end UNIX workstations.) `----

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/blog/2007/09/would_you_use_proprietary_soft_1.html


Related:

Autodesk Launches Autodesk Toxik 2008 Software for Feature Film Visual Effects

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| Toxik 2008 is available as a stand-alone product on both the Windows and
| Linux operating systems. It offers greater interoperability with Autodesk
| Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering software, thereby helping artists
| combine 2D and 3D techniques to solve complex production problems,
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http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/AQW18801082007-1.htm


Autodesk F1Q08 (Qtr End 4/30/07) Earnings Call Transcript

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| As customers continue to transition away from proprietary high-end
| SGI workstations, revenue from our Linux based solutions continues
| to show strong growth. In fact this quarter, nearly 90% of our
| systems product revenue was Linux based. Overall, I'm very
| pleased with our performance this quarter.
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http://seekingalpha.com/article/35916?source=feed


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| "Linux is the default operating [system] on desktops and servers at major
| animation and visual effects studios, with maybe 98 percent [or more]
| penetration," CinePaint Project Manager Robin Rowe told LinuxInsider.
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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/57300.html


64 Bit Psyborg Extreme Graphics Workstation Now with SUSE Linux

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| 08/20/2006 - Psychsoftpc announces that the 64 Bit Psyborg Extreme
| Graphics Workstation is now available with the new 64 bit SUSE Linux
| Enterprise Desktop 10.
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http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/7818/


Over 100 Additional Post-production Facilities Adopt Autodesk's Visual
Effects and Editing/Finishing Systems

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| In April 2006, Autodesk transitioned its visual effects and
| editing/finishing systems from SGI-based workstations to workstations
| running the Linux operating system.
|
| [...]
|
| "The migration of Autodesk systems to the Linux platform has been a
| great success," said Stig Gruman, Autodesk's Media & Entertainment
| vice president of systems. "This operating system allows Autodesk to
| take advantage of rapid, continuous improvements to commodity
| hardware components such as central processing units, graphics
| cards, and Infiniband n