"Microsoft has tendered its resignation from the consortium
governing the OpenGL standard, signalling an intention to go it
alone with its Direct3D graphics platform.
"Microsoft was a founding member of the Open GL architecture
review board (ARB), and in a letter to ARB members seen by The
Register, said it would "focus our energies on improving and
evolving our own Windows graphics platform", from mid-February.
"The OpenGL ARB website still listed Microsoft as a member