As part of the "Hollywood <3 opensource" project, we (Carlos Padial, Simón Vialás Fernández, Cédric Demiddeleer and myself) made an interview of Ton Roosendaal (blender.org) this monday.
The shooting went well, altough the conditions for filming were not ideal : lot of people from the conference at the foundation, and varying sun light.
We did two angles, one close shot (gh1) and one wider angle (elphel). Audio is as good as we could get and I'd say it's clean.
We ended up having a very interesting discussion lasting 40 minutes. Ton has been very helpful and friendly during this day already packed for him.
We talked about his story, the story of Blender, the future of opensource, the positive implications, Hollywood, licences, etc... We can learn from Ton. I don't want to summarize badly what he told us, but what I understood that day is that open source can be a pragmatic, successful and lasting choice. That a no-compromise approach to open source might be the "right thing". Blender future was once compromised by a company going bankrupt, open source licencing and crowd funding saved the source code from disapearing for ever, and brought a future-proof project that anyone can rely on.
The atmosphere at the institute was also refreshing (relaxed, hard working, fun, you name it). I guess this has to do with Ton's personality.
It was also the occasion to spend time with Carlos and Simon, discussing licencing issues, how they relate to our project in the light of Blender's case. Meeting two other Apertus members was a great part of the success of this day!
Here you can watch the first 3 minutes of the interview : http://youtu.be/0MLZbUQfo-k
The second angle of view (Elphel) will be provided later, and we'll sync everything with the external audio.