The metaverse is coming, but not in the form you think. Rather than a single experience, the open metaverse will be a myriad of connected compatible experiences joined by protocols and entered through standard interfaces as is possible with the web today. Open source technology has accelerated innovation for many types of software including Operating Systems, CMSs, and Cloud Orchestration. In the future, open source software will become a key technology in the creation of gaming and non-gaming 3D experiences in the open metaverse. Open 3D Engine and the Open 3D Foundation are accelerating that future by building a diverse community of developers, artists, and content creators who are building on top of Open 3D Engine and pushing the limits of what is possible in 3D.