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Sponsor news: Nokia & XS4all

Postby ton » Thu Oct 24, 2002 2:26 pm

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. :D

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Postby Goofster » Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:01 pm

Does this mean we all get a cellphone? :D
could be very handy for those conferences........ (sorry, couldn't help myself)

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Postby Eric » Thu Oct 24, 2002 4:42 pm

Goofster wrote:Does this mean we all get a cellphone? :D
could be very handy for those conferences........ (sorry, couldn't help myself)

Roel

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

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Re: Sponsor news: Nokia & XS4all

Postby MoreK » Thu Oct 24, 2002 5:06 pm

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. :D

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Postby jeotero » Thu Oct 24, 2002 6:15 pm

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 :) hummmm

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Re: Sponsor news: Nokia & XS4all

Postby _florian_ » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:15 am

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. :D


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

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Postby jeotero » Fri Oct 25, 2002 6:12 am

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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Re: Sponsor news: Nokia & XS4all

Postby MoreK » Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:37 am

_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, :D

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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Postby ton » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:35 pm

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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Postby Manuel » Fri Oct 25, 2002 3:41 pm

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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Postby kattkieru » Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:01 pm

Heh... looks like someone at Nokia was interested in the IPaq Blender port. :) Can anyone say color 3G phones with Blender content?

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Postby Saluk » Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:20 pm

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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Postby leinad13 » Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:04 pm

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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Postby IngieBee » Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:12 pm

Ton, you really are doing an excellent job. You certainly have never disappointed me. I’m really impressed at what you have accomplished. Thanks!

Ingie

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Postby BaDbOyHeRe » Fri Oct 25, 2002 10:22 pm


:shock: I hoped and prayed for Blender to return from the abyss, but never expected it to happen so fast. Great Job :!:
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