Because of the overwhelming success of the first open movie project, Ton Roosendaal, the Blender Foundation's chairman, has established a corporation, "Blender Institute". This now is the permanent office and studio to more efficiently organize the Blender Foundation goals, but especially to coordinate and facilitate Open Projects related to 3D movies, games or visual effects.
Blender Institute - development and consultancy
Blender Institute (BI) currently employs and supports several key Blender developers. Most of their time goes to generic development projects - sponsored by the Foundation or via Open Movies.
To kickstart support services for and by Blender Network members, we now want offer to Network members an opportunity to hire BI for development work. Contracting and planning will be handled by Ton Roosendaal, assisted by Sergey Sharybin and Francesco Siddi. Development work could be handled by anyone who's experienced with Blender code, but will be supervised and coordinated by BI.
Assignments will be accepted in two categories:
BI offers these services now to Network Members exclusively. Keep in mind we're limited in resources, and can only work on topics when it aligns well with existing work or plans for Blender.
The following members of the Network share a professional connection with Blender Institute. A connection is a way of endorsement, stating they work or have worked together in the past.