Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by jim_archviz » Thu May 07, 2009 8:33 pm

[quote="benn"]The paypal donations are appreciated, they went to the cost of running the servers back when nick didn't have any income. (It cost him about 1200 USD a year to run indigorenderer.com).[/quote]

I'm darn sure they are appreciated! Having your company funded for free by people is surely something everyone would dream of! ;-)

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Russdigo » Thu May 07, 2009 9:30 pm

[quote="jim_archviz"][quote="benn"]The paypal donations are appreciated, they went to the cost of running the servers back when nick didn't have any income. (It cost him about 1200 USD a year to run indigorenderer.com).[/quote]

I'm darn sure they are appreciated! Having your company funded for free by people is surely something everyone would dream of! ;-)[/quote]

I'm sure the majority of users feel like me in that we've had great free software, development and support and a place to discuss our issues. The free side is still there (versions before 2.0) as of now we can choose to run older versions, buy 2.0 or jump ship to other free and open source renderers like Lux. Those who chipped in for the hosting did so to see the project continue.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by WytRaven » Fri May 08, 2009 4:51 am

[quote="Russdigo"]I'm sure the majority of users feel like me in that we've had great free software, development and support and a place to discuss our issues. The free side is still there (versions before 2.0) as of now we can choose to run older versions, buy 2.0 or jump ship to other free and open source renderers like Lux. Those who chipped in for the hosting did so to see the project continue.[/quote]

Nice to see there are people with some realistic perspective around here :)

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by jim_archviz » Fri May 08, 2009 10:01 am

[quote="WytRaven"]Nice to see there are people with some realistic perspective around here :)[/quote]

Is it realistic or naive?

The fact remains that people who donated in effet financed a commercial venture for free. And no-one seems to acknowledge that fact.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by fused » Fri May 08, 2009 10:08 am

jim_archviz wrote:The fact remains that people who donated in effet financed a commercial venture for free. And no-one seems to acknowledge that fact.
Nah, they just ensured that the developement would go on so they will be able to keep using it - even commercially.

Still, most of those nagging seem to forget that theres also Indigo 1.1.18 under its original license.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Stinkie » Fri May 08, 2009 10:12 am

[quote="jim_archviz"]The fact remains that people who donated in effet financed a commercial venture for free.[/quote]

No they didn't, as at the time Indigo hadn't gone commercial yet.

Look at this way: if you'd bought a painting from the young Hitler, would you in fact have co-funded the Holocaust?

Errr ... bit of an odd comparison, but I think you know what I mean.


*disclaimer: Stinkie does not think Ono is a modern day HItler*

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by handsomedave » Fri May 08, 2009 11:02 am

Someone had to bring up Hitler.

I believe that ends the thread with Stinkie being the big loser
for bringing up a Nazi.


Not that I disagree with his opinion just the Hitler reference.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by benn » Fri May 08, 2009 2:17 pm

Godwins law bwahahahah!

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Stinkie » Fri May 08, 2009 7:18 pm

[quote="handsomedave"]Someone had to bring up Hitler.

I believe that ends the thread with Stinkie being the big loser
for bringing up a Nazi.


Not that I disagree with his opinion just the Hitler reference.[/quote]


*rolls eyes* You kidding me right? Never heard of using a hyperbole to make a point?

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by BbB » Fri May 08, 2009 8:45 pm

For the record, I made a few small donations, but nothing near the money I've made with Indigo, which, in the space of a year, financed a 4gb, 64-bit, dual-core 19'' laptop, an 8Gb quad core render node, and an Intuos3 tablet. So I don't particularly feel like I've been ripped-off. Hell, sometimes I even feel guilty for not giving more.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Doug Armand » Fri May 08, 2009 9:06 pm

I feel the same way BdB - both having made money and feeling guilty.... less of the latter I must admit :-)

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by WytRaven » Sat May 09, 2009 12:00 am

[quote="BbB"]For the record, I made a few small donations, but nothing near the money I've made with Indigo, which, in the space of a year, financed a 4gb, 64-bit, dual-core 19'' laptop, an 8Gb quad core render node, and an Intuos3 tablet. So I don't particularly feel like I've been ripped-off. Hell, sometimes I even feel guilty for not giving more.[/quote]

I'm guessing this is little more than a cameo appearance but welcome back none the less BbB :)

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by handsomedave » Sat May 09, 2009 12:53 am

[quote="Stinkie"][quote="handsomedave"]Someone had to bring up Hitler.

I believe that ends the thread with Stinkie being the big loser
for bringing up a Nazi.


Not that I disagree with his opinion just the Hitler reference.[/quote]


*rolls eyes* You kidding me right? Never heard of using a hyperbole to make a point?[/quote]


Stinkie, Google Godwins Law

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by Stinkie » Sat May 09, 2009 1:09 am

I did. I still don't see your point, though. I was clearly using a rather grotesque hyperbole as a means of claryfying myself. This should be obvious enough. So why you went out of your way to point out you'd rather not see the Nazis or Hitler mentioned, is something of a mystery to me.

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Re: Indigo is going commercial; Indigo 2.0

Post by remus » Sat May 09, 2009 1:12 am

its a joke stinkie!

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