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Creative Commons Interviews Ton Roosendaal


There's an interesting interview with Ton Roosendaal on the Creative Commons weblog. He discusses Blender development, the Open Movie projects at the Blender Institute and his thoughts on Free Culture.

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. "But each time I meet people who work in this field, it’s mostly theorists, not practicists. so I’m a bit biased [...] people who talk about free culture don’t seem to make it (at least here in the Netherlands, at conferences or meetings). I get regular invitations to talk on this topic. I do it sometimes, but the blah-blah level disturbs me a bit. Free culture is about doing it."
    Well said, Ton.

  2. My favorite quote "but the blah-blah level disturbs me a bit. Free culture is about doing it."

    I don't know how Ton does it, dealing with all the static and random inputs and strong personalities and he succeeds! Think about it, Blender is only 8 yr old and most of the crits of the movie have been artistic, not about Blender. That is a tremendous accomplishment, perhaps overlooked by some.

    As the saying goes " Those that can, do. Those that can't, teach. Those that don't understand, judge."

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