I received this email from Ton in response to my email. In my email, I expressed that many of the members the Blender Community felt they could help NAN by paying a “annual nominal fee” .
While reading his response, think back to the days of the C-key.
We are all pretty good aware of the positive support from the user community, and the opportunity to get their financial support as well.
On the other hand, we have to be careful and not be too optimistic on this… a company of the NaN size (25 persons) never could have survived with the community only. That’s possible when we slim down to 4 people or
so, which currently still is not an option (who will do it?).
We are seriously looking for alternatives, but these have to be very very realistic. Best is still, to find a company with a proven track of record in the 3D media field.