SGI relicenses OpenGL: "A huge gift to the free software community"
Posted by: Anonymous
on September 22, 2008 09:22 AM
Pity there's no standard for *who* is allowed to post comments here. Some comments are really worthwhile, whilst others are simply infantile. They rhyme, but don't necessarily go together, hey? Yeah, I realise I would be the first one to be stopped from posting. Darn.
As an applications / systems programmer I don't have the time to worry about rendering stuff too much. I want (open source) libraries to do most of the work for me. OpenGL and such have defined a standard, and I only need to worry about getting to know the library API and my own business requirements. This is called progress.
And too many of the opinionated readers here probably don't respect SGI enough. We don't hear much about them anymore, don't see their bling in movies very often, but I'm sure they're still out there. Respect.