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SGI advances Linux on the HPC front

http://www.theinquirer.net

WORKSTATION AND SERVER VENDOR Silicon Graphics International (SGI) represents how a once fiercely proprietary company has been able to leverage open source for High Performance Computing (HPC), much to its benefit.

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How Linux killed SGI (and is poised to kill Sun)

http://news.cnet.com

The fact that SGI was acquired by Rackable Systems for the sad sum of $25 million was big news on Wednesday only because most people had forgotten that the company, formerly better known as Silicon Graphics, still existed.

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3D graphics are 100% free software

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"A few months ago, SGI released a new version of the SGI Free License B. With that change, a lot of code used to provide 3D graphics on GNU/Linux systems was now free software.

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FSF, SGI Cooperated to Resolve Licensing Issue in X.org, Mesa

http://osnews.com

IconThanks to SGI, a potential disaster for Free software purists has been averted. Back in January 2008, it was discovered by the OpenBSD guys that some of the contributions to X.org and the Mesa 3D Graphics Library made by SGI were covered under permissive open source licenses that didn't fall within FSF's definition of Free software.

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Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

http://www.fsf.org

In January of 2008, software code at the heart of GNU/Linux 3D applications was discovered to be non-free—a potential disaster for free software advocates hoping to see advanced graphical acceleration now common on modern operating systems.

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SGI relicenses OpenGL: "A huge gift to the free software community"

http://www.linux.com

After nine months, an open secret can finally be acknowledged: The OpenGL code that is responsible for 3-D acceleration on GNU/Linux, which was released by SGI in 1999, has been running on licenses that were accepted by neither the Free Software Foundation (FSF) nor the Open Source Initiative.

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[FSF] Thank you SGI, for freeing the GNU/Linux 3D desktop!

http://lists.gnu.org

The GNU/Linux 3D desktop is now free! Finally, direct rendering support! :)

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