It’s great to hear from Ton about the future of Blender. We as a community need to do our part when Blender returns. The biggest problem NaN faced was generating income. From Ton’s post it appears that they will be working on ways to both make the community and the software to be self sustaining.
I for one am ready to “put the money down” to secure the continuation of Blener. I would hate to see these talented people be forced to take their skills elsewhere in order to make a living.
Ton, I hope your future business model will accomodate several levels of opportunities to contribute to the future of Blender and the Blender Community. Let’s all pitch in to make sure that Blender will continue to evolve!