The Register: Microsoft Stakes IP Claims on OpenGL
Jul 10, 2002, 22:00 (28 Talkback[s])
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"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