As always Ton has an interesting view on the world.
And looking at things in a different perspective made Blender possible in
the first place, specially in a world where 3d used to cost $40.000,=
But in this post something weird is going on in my opinion, not only is
the pain of people who are a victim of NaN management (don’t forget,
Ton owns 10% of NaN and was member of the management board)
reduced to moaning, it is full of moaning itself, something I’m not used
to see Ton do.
The tear jerking and little kid ground pounding is extra ordinary big.
>But sometimes something new arises, and that’s what several people
>have been working on the past months. I’ve posted about this a few
>times, and although I couldn’t tell much, there was a good hope we
>could secure a new future for Blender and parts of NaN’s business.
>Plans for that, including a limited open source for Blender, now have
>been officially rejected by one of the shareholders, who owns sufficient
>votes to block important decisions.
Are you serious Ton? You now feel a bit like I did? When I put 12 months of
hard work into a company that then had enough power to get me unemployed and
steal my pension and savings money? And send friends I made against there
will back to their country?
The scary part is, people do react to these posts in a very aggressive way as
if Ton is a deciple of the truth… Before you start demonizing the investor
you might want to take a look at other sides of this case first.
>i want to know the name of that pig, so if he got some kind of bussisness we
>can all send him to hell and don’t buy anything from him or his company…
>then bankrupcy for him!!
I don’t think you got the point gargola: This guy you want to boycott already had
a bankrupt company partly thanks to Ton’s management skills.
The bottom line is Ton:
“You don’t own Blender, so you don’t get to say what happens to it.”
Even if doing nothing with it is more ‘stupid’ then Open Source it, it’s not
up to you.
I know, leaving it alone is probably impossible for you to do. But please,
don’t hurt yourself with this attachment. You still have enough time to make new
‘menen’ if this one turns out to die.
Knowing Ton a bit I hope I stirred him up enough to make something
interesting happen, so that my 8 years in Blender does not end up as a
total waste of time. With a little luck (hmmm okay with a lot of luck) we
can set back time with 3 years, and cut out the E & G cancer as well as
the I,M,G & R tumor. But I fear for it’s life very much…
Strangely enough one of the goals of Not a Number was achieved,
democratizing 3d software came a long way, only not by Ton. With a MayaLE
and a $1999,= Maya Complete anyone can get his hand on a good 3d package.
This makes the need for a Open Source inferior 3d package not very
interesting to much new and old 3d image/movie creators.