Developers of software for simulating fluid flow such as automobile aerodynamics have decided to make their program open-source. The software, called FOAM (Field Operation And Manipulation), previously was a proprietary product, but its developers decided in December to release the software in an open-source project called OpenFOAM.
FOAM creator Henry Weller in 2004 founded a company, OpenCFD, to sell consulting and support services for OpenFOAM. The software employs the (MPI) software that lets independent computers in a cluster cooperate on a single computing task. OpenFOAM is covered under the (GPL).