Blender Wins the 2010 Open Source Graphics Software Award

November 2010 | Open Source, Web Graphics & Video

Packt Publishing is pleased to announce that Blender has won the inaugural Open Source Graphics Software Award category in the 2010 Open Source Awards. The Open Source Graphics Software Award is a new category introduced to the Award this year, featuring various different types of Graphic Application Software.

“I'm very proud of getting the confidence from voters and winning the 2010 Open Source Graphics Software Award! This awards the hard work of hundreds of people who are working on blender.org for software development, documentation and support, not to forget the enthusiastic artist community supporting the project.” said Ton Roosendaal, the creator of Blender. “With an exciting forthcoming year, we will invest the prize fund in to a dedicated server for a wiki, a better design for blender.org itself, and upgrading our back-end for software projects and bug tracking.”

“Blender's easy to use and install while there is plenty of documentation in various written/spoken languages. Additionally, the learning curve when compared to other professional animation-grade applications is not as steep, which allows Blender to be more user-friendly than its commercial counterparts” added Jacob Gube, chief editor of Six Revisions and one of the judges for the 2010 Open Source Graphics Software category. “Blender will change some of the opinions of Open Source being uncompetitive and being user-unfriendly.”

While Blender occupied the top spot in the 2010 Open Source Graphics Software category, popular raster graphics editor GIMP came in at the first runners up position, while the second runners up position was secured by Open source SVG graphics editor Inkscape.

With this announcement, the 2010 Open Source Awards has three more categories left, including the Open Source JavaScript Libraries category, from November 18th through to November 19th.

For detailed results on each category and more information about the Award, please visit: https://www.packtpub.com/open-source-awards-home.

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