Starting Blender 2.93 LTS which is slated for release in a couple of days, Blender has become fully compliment with the highest standards required by third parties to redistribute it.
Sharing is caring. As part of the ongoing effort to professionalize infrastructure, Blender is now fully compliant with the highest standards required by third parties to redistribute the software and the Open Source libraries bundled with it. https://t.co/DTeVPDPzqn #b3d #FOSS
— Blender (@Blender) May 26, 2021
While Blender is part and parcel of Open Source Software and a beacon of openness in the digital wilderness, this latest effort to professionalize infrastructure and properly deal with the multiple external libraries Blender relies on has started in May 2020. The outcome of this year-long endeavour is the packaging and self-hosting of third-party libraries. Check out Dalai Felinto's blog post on the Blender Developers Blog for a more in-depth at the challenges faced and the thought process behind solving them: