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Re: [Public WebGL] libKTX ETC software decompressor license revised

Have you heard any more about ETC2? It would be nice to be able to
release with both formats - not being able to compress alpha-maps is a
rather serious restriction.

On 12/02/2010 08:56 PM, Mark Callow wrote:
> Hi,
> It has taken a quite some time but Ericsson has finally released
> etcdec.cxx with a revised license that makes it clear it can be used
> for implementing Khronos related stuff. The amendment is highlighted
> in the following excerpt:
>     Under the terms and conditions of the License Agreement, Licensee
>     hereby, receives a non-exclusive, non transferable, limited, free
>     of charge, perpetual and worldwide license, to copy, use,
>     distribute and modify the Software, but only for the purpose of
>     developing, manufacturing, selling, using and distributing
>     products including the Software, which products are used for (i)
>     compression and/or decompression to create content creation tools
>     for usage with a Khronos API, and/or (ii) compression and/or
>     decompression for the purpose of usage with a middleware API that
>     is built on top of a Khronos API, such as JCPs based on a Khronos
>     API (in particular "Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME" and its
>     future versions and "Java Bindings for OpenGL ES" and its future
>     versions), and/or (iii) compression and/or decompression to
>     implement a Khronos specification.
> It is now clear that the code can be used in WebGL implementations,
> even those built on top of D3D, and for a KTX viewer. So there should
> be no problem for browser vendors to use the code from libktx.
> Hopefully this removes the last impediment to including ETC & KTX
> support in WebGL, most likely in the next version.
> See the libktx documentation
> <http://www.khronos.org/opengles/sdk/tools/KTX/doc/libktx/> for the
> whole license and the KTX home page
> <http://www.khronos.org/opengles/sdk/tools/KTX/> for downloads etc.
> Regards
>     -Mark

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