Subject: Re: DRI [was: Re: more summer of code fun]
To: Tonnerre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 06/24/2005 20:02:59
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> > > I just wanted to mention that there seem to be patent issues
> > > regarding 3D graphics and stuff, so it might become necessary to
> > > mark the DRM port non-US (and maybe non-EU after July 6th) and
> > > non-Japanese.
> > Do you have any details about this?
> As far as I know, Microsoft owns a bunch of patents concerning OpenGL
> and its implementation details,
Yes, I remember - they bought a load of 3D graphic related patents from
SGI some years ago.
> but I can't verify this, because if I knew about it, I would be
> obliged to destroy my source code, so I don't have neither the
> patent numbers nor the details.
Wouldn't that affect Mesa more than the DRM stuff? I mean - DRM is not
exactly an implementation of any 3D graphics engine, just the lowlevel
foundation for one.=20
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