There's so little nonsense! So much focus on the essentials. It's incredibly refreshing.
I hope they can keep this focus as they grow. I suspect that not being located in the Bay area may help here.
The future of organizations like this sure seems to be distributed, so global talent recruitment should be a real advantage.
Stone cold, unapologetic capitalist here. I had never questioned that line of thinking until this minute. And,uh… I agree completely! It can’t be a coincidence that Tom and the rest of the Blender people are doing such a spectacular job.
Thankfully for the Blender Foundation this is less likely to be an issue, since based on the data they appear to largely employ people in countries that have a healthy social safety net. If expenses like health care don't come directly out of the employee's pocket you can pay lower salaries no problem.
Personally as an American with health issues, I could never consider a job at that salary, no matter how much I wanted the job. Maybe if it came with a work visa so I could live in another country with functioning social and health services (but in some cases, non-citizens pay for that out of pocket).
Blender is a lean, mean fighting machine and it’s hard to question a single Euro in its budget. That’s pretty impressive, and comforting to those of us who have contributed.
also this has already been discussed and seems technically hard to do, but if the UI toolkit would be standalone that would be gold .. rarely seen sth of such quality
I’m totally novice but being able to tinker with Blender on my laptop without it burning up is going to be amazing!