Computer Arts used to list Blender as a free application for download on its site, for those who wanted to get into 3D. When I visited CA today, I saw it was no longer listed, probablly due to recent Nan’s troubles. The tutorial still exisits.
I first learned of Blender from the CA site.
I’m not sure who in the community would take up the cause, or who has the power to, but I think that it should be listed there again, as CA is a valuable resource for many in CG and Web Design worlds.
Here is the page Blender used to be listed on:
Here is the tutorial: