Aardvark was born at
VRVis Research Center
It started out as a research prototype for rendering engine architecture written in C# by the late Robert F. Tobler.
Very quickly, the effort was joined by more and more core contributors. Lots of ideas were tried out and many research and industry projects were implemented on top of an ever growing platform. Out of necessity, the focus shifted more and more towards functional programming patterns to enable easy-to-use abstractions, reusability and robustness. First in C#, then in F#. Today, most of the code is published under a permissive license.
Right now, all the platform and community projects contain more than 25 repositories (platform and community) and we hope for our community to grow further. The core contributors feel highly connected to all the projects and support it via work at VRVis Research Center and the newly founded startup Aardworx.