Steve Jenson's blog

Lawmeme is running a short story on Blender, the formerly commercial 3d application that was recently purchased by the new Blender Foundation for EUR$100,000. From the blender homepage: "welcome to the .org era".

I wonder where the board of directors came up with the 100k price tag? Overall, I think this is at least a marginally favorable outcome. It's certainly a lot better than the half-dozen or so products I've seen get permanently buried during my career. I'd like to see a breakdown somewhere of where the money goes after a sale like this.

Update: Dan notes that they paid 100k EUR, not 100k USD. He also gave me the exact USD price 100k EUR would be in USD: $98,748.00. I hear Dan plays a mean game of Trivial Pursuit.

# — 14 October, 2002