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1 Blender License (the "BL", see http://www.blender.org/BL/ ).
3 Copyright (C) 2002-2005 Blender Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
5 This text supersedes the previous BL description, called Blender License 1.0.
7 When the Blender source code was released in 2002, the Blender Foundation reserved
8 the right to offer licenses outside of the GNU GPL. This so-called "dual license"
9 model was chosen to provide potential revenues for the Blender Foundation.
11 The BL has not been activated yet. Partially because;
13 - there has to be a clear benefit for Blender itself and its community of
14 developers and users.
15 - the developers who have copyrighted additions to the source code need to approve
16 the decision.
17 - the (c) holder NaN Holding has to approve on a standard License Contract
19 But most important;
21 - the Blender Foundation is financially healthy, based on community support
22 (e-shop sales), sponsoring and subsidy grants
23 - current focus for the Blender Foundation is to not set up any commercial
24 activity related to Blender development.
25 - the GNU GPL provides sufficient freedom for third parties to conduct business
26 with Blender
28 For these reasons we've decided to cancel the BL offering for an indefinite period.
30 Third parties interested to discuss usage or exploitation of Blender can email
31 email@example.com for further information.
33 Ton Roosendaal
34 Chairman Blender Foundation.
35 June 2005