"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
"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
"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?
"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."