Re: OI as VRML

Kenneth C. Jenks (
Wed, 14 Sep 94 09:05:20 -0600

John W. Barrus ( wrote to us all, saying:

>Adam McClure asked about Inventor developers licenses. However, I

>think that we need to _not_ use Inventor because we don't want

>everyone who runs the VRML browser to have to buy the Inventor library

>(which only comes free with SGI machines).

It is possible, through creative negotiation, to help SGI understand
that releasing the Inventor libraries to the public domain could
significantly increase sales of other Inventor-related items which SGI
would sell, thereby increasing their overall profits. Has anybody on
this list approached SGI with this concept?

-- Ken Jenks, NASA/JSC/SD5, Space Biomedical Research Institute (713) 483-4368

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