“Blender 3D breaks the barrier of economic oppression without trying. Blender 3D was not created with the goal of giving the disadvantaged an opportunity to have a voice. Yet, inequality in the art field is being reduced by devoted developers who see the creation of solutions as the goal of their endeavor. Artists who are not part of the VFX or elite commercial studios now have access to tools of equal and sometimes higher quality without the burden of an unreachably high capital investment. A fine art artist equipped with open source hardware like Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Scribus, and others has a fully functional production house literally at his fingertips. Not to mention the availability of open source office software for the business side of the studio, like LibreOffice, OpenOffice, TurboCASH, LedgerSMB and others.
Considering all the evidence of mutual cooperation documented above in the case of Debian OS development, the development of other open source software and hardware; the current system of monetary donations and sponsorships, and the wide community of resources and support in the form of developers and corporate sponsorships, the necessity of the proprietary profit model is questionable at best. How many solutions in other fields could be found if profit and the push for market dominance were abandoned?”