In December 2012 Oscar Spierenburg created the "Apertus - Open Source Cinema" company as branch of his film production company (Picoux Productions) in Antwerp, Belgium.
ith our efforts to build our first independent hardware product: AXIOM we need to transition from a community-only project to professional company-plus-community project. We want to maintain our dedication to openness, fairness and freedom but we also face having to carefully consider certain aspects now that we enter the commercial world. If we want the efforts to last (and we wholeheartedly do) the apertus° company is required to make profits longterm. Only then we can: