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ton

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 1:26 pm
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Nokia has officially become Silver Sponsor of the Blender Foundation. Welcome Nokia!

The (coolest!) Dutch provider XS4all has decided to upgrade to Main Sponsor status, allowing us to burn up to 10k euro in services and bandwidth per year!
We're moving to XS4all now, might give an hickup somewhere during the next days.

There's another major sponsor coming along as well, but we have to talk about the final details yet. Very Happy
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Goofster

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 3:01 pm
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Does this mean we all get a cellphone? Very Happy
could be very handy for those conferences........ (sorry, couldn't help myself)

Roel
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Eric

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 3:42 pm
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Goofster wrote:
Does this mean we all get a cellphone? Very Happy
could be very handy for those conferences........ (sorry, couldn't help myself)

Roel

no, it means that Ton will get 10k cellphones Š year.
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MoreK

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:06 pm
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ton wrote:
Nokia has officially become Silver Sponsor of the Blender Foundation. Welcome Nokia!


Now I'm proud. That's the place where I work. Very Happy
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jeotero

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 5:15 pm
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It makes a bit of sense if the game engine can run on an ipaq, soon it would on a nokia.

3d game on ahandphone Smile hummmm
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_florian_

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2002 11:15 pm
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MoreK wrote:
ton wrote:
Nokia has officially become Silver Sponsor of the Blender Foundation. Welcome Nokia!


Now I'm proud. That's the place where I work. Very Happy


THANKS for saing that! i have a problem with my nokia cellphone............
so can you help me?
Very Happy
just kidding!

florian
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jeotero

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:12 am
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ton, can you give more details in which kind of support and whats the vision/reason of Nokia to support blender ?
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MoreK

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 6:37 am
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_florian_ wrote:
THANKS for saing that! i have a problem with my nokia cellphone............
so can you help me?


Just mail the phone and I'll fix it!

...kidding too, Very Happy

Actually I'm in the IT department, not very close actual phone production.

Ton: Yes would be interesting to hear background of this Nokia deal....
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ton

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:35 am
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As you can read at the blender3d.com site, a Silver Sponsor gets mentioned at the site, as official Sponsor, with a small banner/button.

I know some people in Nokia, and one of the engineers there arranged this sponsorship. It doesn't involve a lot of money, but allows us to use their brand at our site. it helps with the credibility of the Blender Foundation, also to contact additional sponsors or apply for subsidy grants.

For the future, there might be happening some more with Blender within the Nokia labs. They use quite some Linux there, and are not afraid for incorporating GNU GPL software within their products.
We'll see what happens!
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Manuel

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:41 pm
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ton wrote:
As you can read at the blender3d.com site, a Silver Sponsor gets mentioned at the site, as official Sponsor, with a small banner/button.

I know some people in Nokia, and one of the engineers there arranged this sponsorship. It doesn't involve a lot of money, but allows us to use their brand at our site. it helps with the credibility of the Blender Foundation, also to contact additional sponsors or apply for subsidy grants.

For the future, there might be happening some more with Blender within the Nokia labs. They use quite some Linux there, and are not afraid for incorporating GNU GPL software within their products.
We'll see what happens!


Good work Ton!
A great name like Nokia, with o without real money for the foundation,
is however a tactical alliance for foundation reputation: you are like
Napoleone Bonaparte or Sun Tzu...
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kattkieru

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 6:01 pm
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Heh... looks like someone at Nokia was interested in the IPaq Blender port. Smile Can anyone say color 3G phones with Blender content?
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Saluk

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 6:20 pm
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kattkieru: Hehe, now that would make me want to get a new phone more than ever.


Good job ton with the sponsors, very very awesome that xs4all is providing servers! 10000 a year is a very good deal:)
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leinad13

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:04 pm
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I know that the Nokia sponsor is very significant indeed. I was very surprised (NO Ofense) that such a large and widely known company is supporting Blender.

What actually are Nokia supplying just a little money?
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IngieBee

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:12 pm
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Ton, you really are doing an excellent job. You certainly have never disappointed me. Iím really impressed at what you have accomplished. Thanks!

Ingie
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BaDbOyHeRe

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:22 pm
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Shocked I hoped and prayed for Blender to return from the abyss, but never expected it to happen so fast. Great Job Exclamation
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