Developer Overview

The Khronos Group encourages widespread implementation and adoption of its compute, graphics and media standards. We invite any company, institution or individual to download and use the specifications and development resources to assist in integrating compute and graphics functionality into their hardware or software products. Khronos does not charge royalties to or require licensing by developers using any of its APIs in their own software products. However, implementers of Khronos APIs are strongly encouraged to become Khronos Adopters so that their API implementations may access Khronos' API conformance tests, use Khronos' trademarks, and be covered by the Khronos IP umbrella agreement.

Once a Khronos embedded media authoring and acceleration API or tool has been ratified by the Work Groups and the Promoters, it becomes public for royalty free use by developers.

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