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ancient_scroll61 karma

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ancient_scroll56 karma

As far as the OSS / Closed question, what do you think of the Blender model? (i.e. cash in and open-source the whole thing at once)

Many years ago, Blender was free but closed-source. They did a crowdfunding campaign and were able to raise enough money to buy the code and release it under BSD GPL license. At the time it was definitely the best free 3D software and today that's probably still true, it's certainly one of the most successful OSS projects in history.

It was successful partly because it was popular with users and artists, partly because it offered a good opportunity for talented developers to contribute and add features. Today some of the features are better than their commercial equivalents, although that's far from true across the entire package.