"SGI has opened its OpenGL brand to the Linux world through
a new licensing programme aimed at open source software
"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
"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
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