As far back into my computer usage from the time I used a Mac in school to my personal PC computer and my first taste of the internet, for me computing is all about resources.
With open source projects I see people who are willing to build up massive software resources for just about every kind of task that we can do on a computer. With Linux we see that the emphasis is put on software and presentation development resources right with your first install. Linux assumes that you want to create and it gives you so many options to create on so many levels.
Open source software and the use of open source software makes me wonder if we as open source software users are transforming beyond the limits of our impressions of computers as mere appliances.
I still see that some computer retailers are selling computers as appliances based on the components that they offer and the type of software that’s installed.
I remember reading that originally TV’s were supposed to be a technology for offering the general populous educational as well as other resources.
What happened to that grand idea?
In my experience with open source software development operations, Blender is one of the best developments. The coders and the software users work in unison to develop great and industry current software development models. If someone starts from scratch on any level as a Blender code developer or an artist they will get many helpful responses from the communities of Blender users. This is something that is just not found in all open source software communities. I think that this is the main reason for Blenders rapid development progress. This works as an asset to all future developments of Blender.
You may not know it but others in the 3d software community are beginning take notice Blenders development. Some of these while using their retail apps see the power of an open source 3d software resource like Blender. Some have even realized the need to contribute their ideas and funds to Blenders future development.
I’m hoping that the next phase of Blender users includes many more creative computer programmers and experienced 3d artist from many backgrounds. It would be great if one major 3d studio added Blender as an in house 3d software development tool.
I’m thinking big as is numbers of users increasing. And for open source software the more as minds that are added to the development the more resources are added.
What do you think about Blenders status as an open source 3d software in the future?