Evercam Goes Open Source

Evercam Goes Open Source

Evercam is a commercial software company. We’ve decided to open source all of our code because we believe it is the best way to achieve our goal:

To build the best camera management software in the world.

We believe the camera software industry is being held back by a proprietary attitude that was better suited to the last generation of closed circuit TV systems.

We believe that the main difficulty in developing good, universal software for cameras is the difficulty of dealing with the many unexpected scenarios and edge cases.

This is a problem perfectly suited to the many eyes approach of the open source community.

Already today much of our code is available on Github under the Apache 2.0 licence. Over the next few weeks we will be opening up the rest of it (some of it needs a little polishing first).

We plan, over the coming years to cultivate an active developer community around the Evercam codebase that will be able to build high quality, robust innovative applications around an open camera platform that works reliably, securely and openly.

We want to underline that this is not a side-project led by people who are forced to juggle it with together with their day jobs. For the 9 full-time employees of Evercam, this IS our passion and we’re here for the long term.

The world deserves better camera software, it’s about time we got it.