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Posted 25 July 2012 - 01:58 AM
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:08 AM
It appears that the gentleman thought C++ was extremely difficult and he was overjoyed that the machine was absorbing it; he understood that good C++ is difficult but the best C++ is well-nigh unintelligible.
Posted 25 July 2012 - 05:26 AM
I'd personally just ignore the patent issues. HTC isn't going to sue you for decompressing a texture (unless your name is Apple), and even then, they'd lose:
and that's where you start getting into patent minefields
In September 2011, Intel employee Ian Romanick mentioned that the S3TC patent had been marked as invalid in patent litigation between Apple and HTC, the latter of which acquired S3 and all of their patents.