Open Source

The Glocal Project prototype was constructed largely using open source software. As opposed to a traditional business model where technologies and programs are controlled, protected, and distributed under strict license, Open Source methodologies argue that by sharing code, we can learn from each other and create better products or creations.

The Glocal computer vision system can be downloaded and used by anyone (with sufficient programming skills), free of charge. It can also be freely distributed, modified, and improved. The modifications and control interface that we have designed, can in turn, be shared, modified, and made better by others, giving our code and our ideas the possibility of a life beyond the scope of this project.

Throughout development, The Glocal Project has made use of a variety of opensource software tools. We would like to specifically acknowledge the following projects:

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and interactions
Casey Reas & Ben Fry

OpenFrameworks is a C++ library for creative coding
Zachary Lieberman and Theo Watson

LibPuzzle is a C++ library for finding similar images
Frank Denis

Go AS3 is an animation engine for Flash
Moses Gunesch