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Trying To Lure Suckers, Company Resells Open Source Blender

February 22nd, 2011 02:20 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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sylphsama writes “A company named ‘IllusionMage” deceptively resells a 3D open source animation package (Blender) and claims it as their own. The software, dubbed IllusionMage, portrays flagrant similarities with Blender, although outdated compared to the original. The website itself is a patchwork of sorts, using renders from different users and numerous other packages as a way to impress its visitors. Not only is that a breach of copyright, but they intentionally hide that the software is distributed under the GNU GPL license, rendering it free to use. The Blender Foundation itself has spoken out through its chairman Ton Roosendaal.” I love that they promise “Free Updates For Life. All From the Thriving Open Source Community, This Software is Forever Improving.”

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