Mesa (master): docs: add patents.txt
mareko at kemper.freedesktop.org
Thu Apr 14 20:18:27 PDT 2011
Author: Marek Olšák <maraeo at gmail.com>
Date: Fri Apr 1 01:12:41 2011 +0200
docs: add patents.txt
Thanks to José Fonseca for writing this.
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+ Silicon Graphics, Inc. owns US Patent #6,650,327, issued November 18,
+ 2003 .
+ SGI believes this patent contains necessary IP for graphics systems
+ implementing floating point rasterization and floating point
+ framebuffer capabilities described in ARB_texture_float extension, and
+ will discuss licensing on RAND terms, on an individual basis with
+ companies wishing to use this IP in the context of conformant OpenGL
+ implementations .
+ The source code to implement ARB_texture_float extension is included
+ and can be toggled on at compile time only by those who purchased
+ a license from SGI, or are in a country where the patent does not
+ The software is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express
+ or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of
+ merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement.
+ In no event shall the authors or copyright holders be liable for any
+ claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract,
+ tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the
+ software or the use or other dealings in the software.
+ You should contact a lawyer or SGI's legal department if you want to
+ enable this extension.
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