Khronos Adopters

There are two ways which an individual or company can make use of the Khronos developed Technologies:

Implementers

for no cost or license fees:

  • You may create and deliver a product using the publicly released specifications and technologies
  • You may *not* claim that it is "compliant" unless they enter and pass conformance testing
  • If the product is a software or hardware engine, you may not advertise it using the Khronos API technology logos or trademarks

Use of any Khronos trademark, including logos and the names of Khronos specifications in text form is subject to the official Khronos Trademark Guidelines.

Adoption/Conformance Testing

for a fee and under legal agreement, you may:

  • Download and run the conformance tests and *if the implementation passes, you may*
  • Advertise and promote the product as being "compliant" using the technology logos and trademarks under a royalty-free license according to the official Khronos Trademark Guidelines
  • Gain Access to:
    • the Conformance Tests source code
    • any sample implementations
    • the Adopters technical Mailing list; a private priority channel for 2-way interaction with Khronos Member developers who can offer feedback and modifications to the specification, as well as feedback on conformance tests
  • Use the technology logo in printed marketing or packaging materials of the product
  • Use the technology logo in the actual software application startup screens
  • Receive a company listing on the Adopting Members with Conformant Products pages
  • Adopter's applications may be promoted on the Khronos web site and other activities.

Conformance Testing Procedures

To understand the Adopters program and conformance testing, please review:

  1. Khronos Adopters Agreement
  2. Khronos Group Conformance Test Process Procedures
  3. Khronos Group Conformance Test Process Presentation
  4. Khronos Trademark Guidelines

How to Become a Khronos Technology Adopter & run Conformance Tests

Signing Agreements

Requirements for Khronos Members

  • Complete and sign the Khronos Adopters Agreement
  • Fax the completed and signed agreement to the Khronos Group Manager.
  • Pay the appropriate Conformance Test Submission fee (specified in Khronos Group Conformance Test Process Procedures document)
  • Once you have paid the Conformance Testing Fees you can log-in to the Technology Conformance area to download the conformance tests and submit conformance results

Requirements for non-Khronos Members

  • Complete and sign the Khronos Adopters Agreement
  • Mail to the address specified in the Adopters Agreement
  • Pay the appropriate Conformance Test Submission fee (specified in Khronos Group Conformance Test Process Procedures document)
  • Once you have paid the Conformance Testing Fees you can log-in to the Technology Conformance area to download the conformance tests and submit conformance results

Paying Conformance Testing Submission Fees

All Adopters pay a Conformance Test Submission Fee which enables the Adopter to make an unlimited number of Submissions for any number of Conformant Products using any version of the API up to, and including the latest version of the Tests included in the current Adopters Package at the time of execution of the Adopters Agreement.

Adopter Fees

API Up to version Academic Member
or Academic Adopter (USD)
Members
Adopter Fee (USD)

Applicable discounts

OpenCL 1.0.x $1,500 $10,000  
1.1.x $1,500 $10,000  
1.2.x $1,500 $10,000  
2.0.x $1,500 $25,000  
OpenGL 4.4 n/a $25,000  
OpenGL ES 1.1 n/a $10,000 Any paid OpenGL ES 1.0 Fees
2.0 n/a $14,000 From OpenGL ES 1.0 - any paid
OpenGL ES 1.0 Fees.
From OpenGL ES 1.1: $6K
3.0 n/a $25,000 From OpenGL ES 2.x: $5K
3.1 n/a $25,000 From OpenGL ES 3.0: $5K
OpenGL SC 1.0.x n/a $20,000  
COLLADA 1.4.x $1,000 $6,000 $3K - adopter's gross revenue < $50M
OpenKODE 1.0.x n/a $10,000  
OpenVG 1.0.x n/a $10,000  
1.1.x n/a $10,000  
OpenMAX IL 1.1.x n/a $10,000  
OpenSL ES 1.x n/a $10,000  
OpenWF 1.x n/a $10,000  

For non-members, above fees are increased by $5K for each API.

Conformance Fee for an API covers any number of product submissions using any version of that API up to the API Paid Level.

If you have reviewed the above information about how to become an Adopter and Conformance Testing, but still have questions, please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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