The Force Is With Red Hat
Red Hat has found a way to link open source with Star Wars. Sci-Fi Geeks across the galaxy must be celebrating as Red Hat seeks to conquer the digital entertainment universe. Here’s the scoop.
The move is more than symbolic. It reinforces the growing role of open source in the movie, online and digital gaming industries.
A decade ago, most special effects were produced on big networks of Unix workstations. Today, Windows- and Linux-based systems are battling to dominate Hollywood special effects, online game development, and so on.
Attracting Chau to Red Hat’s board is no small feat. According to a press release, Chau oversees:
- Lucasfilm’s motion-picture and television productions
- Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound
- LucasArts Entertainment
- Lucas Online (creator of starwars.com)
- Lucasfilm Animation
- Lucas Licensing
Clearly, Chau will help Red Hat to navigate the growing world of digital entertainment — where more and more movie studios and digital game companies are embracing Linux.