Free Software Magazine takes a look
at the Morevna Project
, which is creating an animation based on a Russian folktale using free software tools. "From a more selfish perspective: this is a great opportunity to learn more about animation. The workflow this group has already created is already making huge bounds in defining paths for free-software-based animation production. Not only is this approach free as in freedom, its also free as in beer: anyone whos worked with proprietary animation tools should realize this is worth a lot in itself.
From an advocacy perspective: engaging, fun, high profile free culture projects are amazingly good marketing, not just for free culture (the film will be released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license), but also for free software (everything used to make it is free software: Synfig, Blender, Inkscape, Gimp, Pencil, and so on).
(Thanks to Paul Wise).
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