Ok, before I ask what I’m about to ask I want everyone to know that I’m not trying to start any kind of debate or being paranoid or what not. Just a question.
Its just recently dawned on me that Autodesk (makers od 3D Studio Max) have just bought Softimage/XSI. Or so thats what their website says.
Now if anybody recall’s, a similar even took place with a company called Alias. They’re signature software product was a similar piece called MAYA, I’m sure your all familiar with it. And long and behold the culprit was good old Autodesk. God I hate that word.
Anyways,… seeing as how they’ve now swallowed up both their commercial competitors (remember, just a question out of sheer curiosity) they wont try to come after Blender next will they? I mean I know blender is freeware under GPU license and is built and maintained by the great and honorable comminity of artists and programmers who use it. But I dunno, its just starting to scare me that this is happening and if by some odd circumstance it were to happen to blender I would be “how you say” VERY Pissed. Because then blender would probably cost lots of money that I dont have. That would make me cry
So just to put me at piece of mine is blender safe from the tyranny of Autodesk?