And code poured forth like water..
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.