Khronos ASTC: Royalty-Free Next-Gen Texture Compression
Phoronix: Khronos ATSC: Royalty-Free Next-Gen Texture Compression
SIGGRAPH LA 2012 is this week and expected this morning marked the release of OpenGL 4.3 and OpenGL ES 3.0, as talked about on Phoronix previously plus their details and new features will be mentioned in posts on Phoronix in the next few minutes. There's also one pleasant and very welcome surprise from the Khronos Group this morning: ATSC. ATSC is a royalty-free next-generation texture compression specification. With a bit of luck, hopefully ATSC will finally kick the patent-laden S3TC out the door...
Hypocritical bullshit much?
I think Imagination Technologies' attitude towards anything and everything even remotely related to software freedom shows exactly how much they love the ability to collaborate.
Originally Posted by Tony King-Smith, vice president marketing, Imagination
Does anybody else find the blantant hypocrisy of today's businesses so outrageously disgusting?
Will ASTC retroactively interpret S3TC?
Can (legal) OSS software interpreters be built that will pass off S3TC to whatever ASTC processing agent is in place?
And does it require new hardware?