Funding free software and osarch
Hi everyone I'm new here, I hope to have some community feedback about this idea. I was wondering is it better for architects/designers/contractors to collect the money and hire a software developer team to create a good enough add on/plug in for blender/freecad so they have a free alternative that reaches the same level of archicad/revit/"sketchupBIM". I mean I just push this idea to one of my country's architecture association member(a top and influential member) of what if we have our own software that do just what we need but it is free or owned or funded by the designers/architects in the country? Building relationships, trust and eventually park their money regularly to maintain and improve the software. He said he like the idea but needs a prototype and a proposal/papers to convince the associations in the country.