Red Hat Joins Khronos, The Group Behind OpenGL & Vulkan
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat on 17 April 2015 at 04:12 PM EDT. Add A Comment
RED HAT --
It's become public today that Red Hat has joined The Khronos Group, the consortium responsible for the OpenGL, WebGL, and OpenCL standards, among many other industry standards, along with the new Vulkan and SPIR-V standards.

Red Hat's Christian Schaller wrote in a blog post this afternoon, "So the reason we are joining is because of all the important changes that are happening in Graphics and GPU compute these days and our wish to have more direct input of the direction of some of these technologies. Our efforts are likely to focus on improving the OpenGL specification by proposing some new extensions to OpenGL, and of course providing input and help with moving the new Vulkan standard forward."

Upstream open-source Mesa/X.Org developers like David Airlie, Adam Jackson, and Rob Clark, will now be able to communicate directly with the various Khronos working groups. It's great to see Red Hat finally join Khronos!

Last year Canonical joined Khronos but so far we haven't heard much out of that effort.
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