not-for-profit member-funded industry consortium
The Khronos Group, Inc. is an American non-profit member-funded industry consortium based in Beaverton, Oregon, focused on the creation of open standard, royalty-free application programming interfaces (APIs) for authoring and accelerated playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Khronos members may contribute to the development of Khronos API specifications, vote at various stages before public deployment, and accelerate delivery of their platforms and applications through early access to specification drafts and conformance tests.
On July 31, 2006, it was announced at SIGGRAPH that control of the OpenGL specification would be passed from the OpenGL Architecture Review Board to the group.
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