I wanted to know if this extention is available for ATI open source driver, and if not, I want to know where to check it out. Can anyone help on this?
glxinfo | grep float
From http://www.opengl.org/registry/specs...ture_float.txtSGI owns US Patent #6,650,327, issued November 18, 2003. SGI
believes this patent contains necessary IP for graphics systems
implementing floating point (FP) rasterization and FP framebuffer
SGI will not grant the ARB royalty-free use of this IP for use in
OpenGL, but will discuss licensing on RAND terms, on an individual
basis with companies wishing to use this IP in the context of
conformant OpenGL implementations. SGI does not plan to make any
special exemption for open source implementations.
Contact Doug Crisman at SGI Legal for the complete IP disclosure.
If we all ignore the new, patent-troll sgi, eventually they'll go bankrupt again. Hopefully they'll stay down this time.
Well, the patent in itself isn't new, it was filed in 1998, which means we only have to wait about nine more years for it to expire
Mh my question about the patent stuff is. AMD has a licence for this Functions but why we cant use this in the free driver?
I hope bridgman has an answer.