Volkswagen backs the Blender Development Fund
The news makes Volkswagen the first major automotive firm to back the development fund, and was prompted by the “steadily growing Blender user base within the VW Group”.
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Volkswagen’s Corporate Patron membership of the Blender Development Fund means a financial commitment of at least €120,000/year: roughly the salaries of two full-time Blender developers.
Volkswagen becomes the first major automotive firm – and one of the first outside the entertainment market – to fund development of Blender.
In a LinkedIn post, Ali Varol, business partner manager at Volkswagen AG, said that backing Blender was “a wish of our steadily growing Blender user base within the VW Group represented by 12 strong brands”.