Linux Gaming was Re: [SATLUG] Fedora 9

pixelnate at pixelnate at
Thu May 29 08:08:17 CDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 22:37 -0500, John Choate wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 May 2008 18:54:24 Al Castanoli wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-05-28 at 16:16 -0500, John Choate wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 28 May 2008 13:05:58 pixelnate at wrote:
> > > > And since MS owns OpenGL, it will probably stay that way. Every once in
> > > > a while MS does something right.

> > > If you can provide some sort of proof to back that claim up, I'd really
> > > like to see it. If that can be proved to be true, I'll shut up :)
> >

Alright. I misspoke, OpenGL is being managed by the Khronos Group
(whoever that is). I was one of the people that, many years ago, read
the Register article about the agreement between SGI and MS and thought
that meant that MS now owns OpenGL. I was wrong, MS paid SGI to purchase
certain undisclosed rights on 3D graphics so that they could avoid
infringing on SGI patents with their Xbox.

My bad.


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