The Register: SGI frees OpenGL brand to Linux codersAug 16, 2000, 15:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Smith)
"SGI has opened its OpenGL brand to the Linux world through a new licensing programme aimed at open source software developers."
"OpenGL has always been available to third parties - at a price. Paying the fees allowed developers to declare their code's full OpenGL compatibility and to use the OpenGL logo on their products."
"That's no real issue for commercial software developers - it's just one more expense among many - but for open source and free software coders it proved too much of a barrier. For example, the various open source attempts to provide OpenGL-compatible graphics APIs were prevented from getting their compatibility validated by SGI."