[Bf-education] Blender Certification

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 22:47:31 CEST 2011

On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Ton Roosendaal <ton at blender.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Currently the Blender Foundation doesn't really exist as an
> organization, it's actually just a legal vehicle to ensure we have our
> IP safe (code, domains, brand, docs, content) and to manage donations.
> The main target of BF is to keep blender.org alive, to facilitate all
> projects there (from docs to code). The BF doesn't officially meddle
> with code, designs, or content really... for that the groups of
> volunteers work in freedom, they organize themselves via the channels
> facilitated by BF.
> That's what I prefer to keep; BF should be as minimalistic as
> possible, and stick to facilitation. When needed BF can set a couple
> of steps as a catalyst, and withdraw when it goes well.
> In my discussion with Laurent I've understood that we can treat the
> Certification issue differently:
> --> Providing a standardized set of training material and tests
> This will keep the pure act of certification itself indepedently, but
> it will help trainers, teachers, schools, institutes, governments etc.
> to introduce Blender in their programs.
> I think that's an interesting approach to investigate, matching the
> "facilitation" strategy of BF as well.
> -Ton-

I can agree with that I really I don't even see the need to provide the
training materials just the tests and goals would seem to be enough to me. I
am sure the teachers would like to have the materials but they can also be
the ones to generate it.

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