Does anyone else find the GPL irritating in that it limits integration with commercial applications?
For example – Blender integration with commercial applications such as Substance Painter/Designer or Autodesk FBX.
I just don’t get it. I understand the goal of GPL and free software in general, but it’s such a shame that a great tool like Blender has to isolate itself from the rest of the world due to ideology. I just don’t understand. All that time and effort is essentially wasted. I mean, content creation tools, in my opinion, should have the ability to integrate themselves into any pipeline. To limit that ability due to ideology just seems insane to me.
I know blender has a great Python API, but that isn’t the same thing. While that’s great and all, it still doesn’t solve the problem of binary-only commercial plugins.
Dunno, just had to get that off my chest.