OpenGL is free free free software

Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at
Fri Sep 19 15:25:54 PDT 2008

John Tapsell <johnflux <at>> writes:

> Can anyone comment on the relationship between this and mesa?

Recalling from reading the Debian bug report that started this whole thing, this
covers GLX (server side), I believe, at least as far as non-DFSG-free code
already in the server. Mesa is a clean(ish)*-room implementation of the OpenGL

* I'm pretty sure that as SGI has freed code under a suitable license it has
been absorbed into Mesa. At any rate, the days of license problems with SGI's
OpenGL code are fast becoming history.

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