From Sebastian of the Apertus Open Source Cinema Camera project:
Developer Kits have been shipping for some time now and we are aware that the most pressing question for many of you is “When will the AXIOM Beta evolve from a Developer Kit to being a production ready camera?” This article should help to answer that question, but keep in mind that the camera has been carefully designed to evolve constantly.
We are very excited about Apertus and their mission to create an Open Source Cinema Camera:
The goal of the award winning apertus° project is to create free and open technology for todays professional cinema and film production landscape and make all the generated knowledge freely available.
And we love their philosophy:
The apertus° project is based on software free to be used for any purpose, free to be studied, examined, modified and redistributed – which includes distributing your modified versions. Hence, products and services developed by apertus° are almost exclusively released under GNU General Public License V3 . * Documentation provided is licensed under the Creative Commons License and the hardware under the Cern Open Hardware License .
Apertus ran a crowd-funding campaign in 2014 that raised €204,568:
Notice purple PCBs in the video? We are very proud that Apertus has been using OSH Park to make boards since 2013!
Their GitHub organization contains software and hardware:
For example, their alpha-hardware repo contains