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Re: Blender status change

> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 17:35:37 -0500 (EST)
> From: Donovan Rebbechi <elflord@pegasus.rutgers.edu>
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> On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, yiyus wrote:
> > I love Blender, it should stay in the distribution. If you are worried about
> > the license look at http://www.blender.nl/NaN.html where you can read
> > "Blender 2.0: - GPL and/or plugin API." I don't see GPL as a very
> > restrictive license :-)
> I don't think it is clear that they are releasing anything under the GPL.
> Surfing their webpage just left me more confused. Try this out for size
> ... "Also the freeware (and possibly GPL) strategy of blender is
> important"..."It's about the 'public image' of Blender" 
> Perhaps we need to make it clear that "free" is much better than 
> "freeware".
> It looks like he is considering releasing the core under the GPL, and
> adding commercial "plug-ins". If this is the case, maybe it is acceptable,
> as it means that he would be effectively giving away the program and
> selling modules for it. 

If they relase the core under GPL then there is achance there would be
GPLed plugins.

> Maybe it's worth emailing the author and trying to get to the bottom of
> this.