Video: Former Microsoftie making ‘Software Wars’ movie

13 12 2012

Break out the popcorn: A new crowdfunding campaign, launched overnight, aims to raise $150,000 to complete a movie about the open-source software movement and the “war for freedom” against the world of proprietary software.

Keith Curtis

The main producer is Keith Curtis, a Seattle-based author and programmer who spent 11 years at Microsoft before being converted to the world of Linux and open-source software. The movie is based on a portion of Curtis’ book, “After the Software Wars,” but he’s working on the project with an extensive virtual team out of L.A.

He says the goal is to make a film that’s engaging and informative for geeks, but also approachable and interesting to everyone else.

Check out the trailer above, including snippets of interviews with Linus Torvalds and other key players from the open-source software movement.

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