Recently at the blender conference someone pointed out to me that Elephants Dream says that its made entirely with Open Source software, but naturally I shrugged it off saying that it says “the graphics is made…” and that the sound was out sourced and so ReAktor got used.
Anyway I checked the blurb on the back of the case and it does indeed say “Elephants Dream is the world’s first open movie, made entirely with open source software and …”, and wikipedia says “Elephants Dream is a computer-generated short film made entirely using open source applications”.
Why does it say this when this is a blatant untruth? I’m not trying to bash Elephants Dream, but its advertising as being something its not.
Some will say I’m looking into too much- well wasn’t this supposed to be a beacon of OpenSource. Isn’t that the reasoning behind it?
Please (especially the Project Orange people) don’t take this personal.