The 3D Network Professional Virtual Enterprise Initiative (pronounced 3DNPV) was first created and joined by international members around common interests in March of 2007. It became a Florida, USA based Limited Liability Company owned by its collective membership in January of 2008. The company uses a share distribution system to ensure each member's work is accounted for and officially recorded.

Our premise is simple. We do what we would be doing for free anyway, because that is our passion. The difference with 'open source' is that, we put ourselves and our members in a position where revenues are possible. Open source software is great for developers because they can do exactly what they want for some time, but the ability to continue doing what we love for an extended period is better.