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Blender Foundation Launches Campaign to Open Blender Source

Jul 22, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Xabier Goñi for this link. ]

From the Campaign pages of the Blender Foundation:

"The Blender Foundation is a Charity Fund, aimed at breathing new life into Blender by means of publishing the source codes and organizing services around it. The first goal is to organize a campaign to get the initial $100k to pay for the sources, but once that has been established a lot of exciting activities will be organized around it. With Blender and its user community as a core, but certainly with celebrating free access to 3D technology in general. You can review the statutes to read the full goals and means of the Foundation.

"During the campaign:

  • The Foundation will use the funds to continue the campaign for as long and as effective as possible.
  • There's no deadline set by NaN Holding. however it might be possible it will happen after 3-6 months.

"After a succesful campaign:

  • the [sic] $100k one time fee will be paid to NaN Holding B.V. to pay for the right to open the sources.
  • the sources and web services will become available by means of a gratis Membership
  • sponsoring and other fund-raising activities will continue to cover the Foundation exploitation..."

Blender Foundation Site

'Free Blender Fund' Campaign

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