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[News] Blender Takes Stock of Life as Free Software Program

  • Subject: [News] Blender Takes Stock of Life as Free Software Program
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 14:44:18 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Building a Blender Bookshelf

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| However, after fans of Blender donated over 
| $100,000 to pay creditors to release the 
| source code of Blender under the GNU General 
| Public License, Ton created the non-profit 
| Blender Foundation which actively develops 
| Blender software as a completely free program.


Now they receive community assistance...

Top Commercial Reasons Why Open Source Communities Matter

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| I donât think this blanket judgment is true. 
| There have always been freeriders in Open 
| Source communities, but the overall benefits 
| of an Open Source community to an Open Source 
| business always outweigh the community loss 
| imposed by freeriders.



Blender World Cup 2009 Contest Open for Artist Submissions

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| Calling all artists: If you want to try your hand at creating images as
| spectacular as the one on the left and win a prize for them, then you need to
| enter the Blender World Cup 2009 contest. This year's topic focuses on "the
| other world which should contain fantasy, creativity, and interest."


Blender's New Version Has Many 3D Modeling Improvements

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| Blender, an open source 3D modeling application so powerful it has been used
| to create high-quality, full-length animated films, is out in a new version
| 2.49. The announcement of the new version is here, including details on many
| significant new improvements. Among other things, it looks like developers
| are paying a lot more attention to video capabilities, which could make
| Blender a bigger player in movies and online video offerings.


Blender 2.49 Released With Great Changes

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| A new release of Blender, the immensely popular open-source 3D modeling
| software, is now available. This is not the much-anticipated Blender 2.5
| release, but instead version 2.49, which brings forth several prominent
| changes and improvements while the developers continue work on the next major
| release. As part of the 2.49 release, the Blender Game Engine (BGE) has also
| received improvements too.

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