SGI relicenses OpenGL: "A huge gift to the free software community"
Posted by: Anonymous
on September 23, 2008 12:51 AM
It is significant, but I see it as only half the battle, because deployment requires open-source openGL compliant graphics cards.
One of the truly amazing things that Windows offered were openGL platformed games and screensavers which were both dazzling to the eyes and very crash free. I stumbled upon this page while trying to hunt down the long lost GioFX screensavers which have been mostly removed from the web. In learning, Microsoft's decision to use "Direct 3D" instead of openGL probably caused a rift with openGL developers. This gives them a new home.
To the folks who don't think this is enormously significant, all I can say is not to worry, it won't affect your COBOL compiler in any way. LOL: