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The Register: Microsoft Stakes IP Claims on OpenGL

Jul 10, 2002, 22:00 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

"In January we revealed that Microsoft had acquired a chunk of SGI's graphics portfolio. At the time we mused if the Beast had a plan to scupper OpenGL.

"This was taking paranoia too far, wise heads told us.

"But in the minutes of the OpenGL developer meeting, it's clear that Microsoft has staked an IP claim on portions of the OpenGL spec, and it's willing to license it's patents on RAND terms..."

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