Both IMA founders and the majority of the virtual worlds community support the use of open source software. As such, there are many open source projects associated with virtual worlds, virtual reality, and synthetic environments. Virtual world developers and supportive communities have been at the forefront of innovation through design thinking - making what is good great!

 

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, who invented the first compiler for a computer language, said "The most dangerous phrase in the language is we've always done it this way." IMA is inspired by Grace and focused on design thinking by not doing things the same way we have always done - in our founding, our hybrid structure, our innovative policies, and our community-driven approach. This page serves as a reference to some of the active or currently used innovative projects of interest to and by the Open Simulator community:

 

Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy Source Code Repositories

Inworldz Halcyon Source Code Repository

Open Simulator Source Code Repository

Whitecore-sim Source Code Repository

Arribasim Source Code Repository

High Fidelity Source Code Repository

realXtend Tundra SDK Source Code Repository

VWSandbox Source Code Repository

 

Alchemy Viewer Source Code Repository

Cool VL Viewer Source Code (tarball)

Firestorm Viewer Source Code Repositiories

Kokua Viewer Source Code Repository

Radegast Viewer Source Code Repository

Singularity Viewer Source Code Repository

CtrlAltStudio Viewer Source Code Repository

OnLook Viewer Source Code Repository

  

OpenMetaverse LibOMV .NET Source Code Repository

Freeswitch Telephony Platform Source Code Repositories

Mumble VOIP Source Code Repository

Audacity Audio Editor Source Code Repository

Pixar Animation Studios OpenSubdiv Source Code Repository

 

Wings3D Modeling Application Source Code Repository

MakeHuman 3D Modeling Application Source Code Repository

Blender 3D Modeling Application Source Code Repository

FreeCAD Parametric 3D Modeling Application Source Code Repository

MeshLab Processing System for 3D Triangular Meshes

 

Google Draco Compression Library Source Code Repository

OSVR Virtual and Augmented Reality Developer Portal

OpenKinect Project Drivers and Libraries

ARToolkit for Augmented Reality