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Re-branding Blender

Feb 02, 2011, 14:34 (0 Talkback[s])

"With the success of blender.org projects, and publishing all the exciting Blender releases, we're now being challenged by third parties who like to ride the waves and do business with Blender.

"There's nothing wrong with that. In its very nature, GNU GPL is about freedom, the freedom not only to use and modify the sources, but also to distribute and resell our releases under another brand name.

"Recently we received several concerned emails and forum postings from people who were worried about Blender resellers using especially Ebay to sell Blender. 3DMagix and IllusionMage, scam or open source leeches?

"(January 2011)

"The companies IllusionMage and 3Dmagix resell via their websites Blender under their own name. Both websites are probably managed by the same person or company."

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