Just wanted to send a big hello to all you Blender Nation folks! I had the opportunity to meet Ton Roosendaal last year at Siggraph. While we were talking, I remember mentioning that with the power of open-source communities like yours, I wouldn't be at all surprised if the world was stunned by a true blockbuster film someday, created by people collaborating in their garages all over the world.
Well, I saw Big Buck Bunny the other day, and I have to say that there is some really impressive work in there, and it truly shows the potential of communities like yours! So I guess I just wanted to thank Tim Formica for sending me the link, and give a big congratulations to everyone who worked on it. Keep up the great work, and all of us at Animation Mentor will be looking forward to seeing what comes next!