"Silicon Graphics, Inc. says the time has come to advance the
"The Mountain View, Calif.-based graphics company and inventor
of the application programming interface (API) Wednesday announced
the formation of the OpenGL 2.0 working group in concert with its
governing Architecture Review Board (ARB). The spec is currently in
"Software developers use OpenGL to create interactive 2D and 3D
visual applications for computer systems ranging from consumer PCs
to graphics workstations and supercomputers. The spec is available
on all other major computer platforms, including IRIX, Solaris,
HP-UX, Compaq, BeOS, Windows NT, Windows 98 and Mac OS.
"The formation of the group, approved at the June 2002 OpenGL
ARB meeting, is expected to push the standard forward and depress a
patent claim by Microsoft..."