And code poured forth like water..


— 12:14 AM on January 28, 2000

The Open Source movement's basic idea is really gaining traction now. Almost daily, once-closed code vaults are busting open and yielding their treasures for the world to see. This week's big "source openings" include SGI's OpenGL sample implementation and Sun's Unix flavor, Solaris. In the case of Solaris, the price is also being dropped--clearly a response to competition from Linux, which is still my favorite Unix. With OpenGL, SGI's stated goal is to advance OpenGL development on the Linux platform, but I suspect the source code release will help development on a number of OSes, possibly opening the door for alternative Win32 OpenGL implementations, even.

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