[osg-users] OpenGL and OSG advocacy

Sukender suky0001 at free.fr
Mon Mar 2 17:06:28 PST 2009

Hi Robert, hi all,

I don't know if ideas (slogans) I got before going to sleep are to be good ones, but here we go! :)

For OpenGL, regarding to portability:
- "Having only one client is risky for your company. Supporting only one platform is also risky. Use cross-platform open APIs based on OpenGL". Note to JS: I didn't say "standard" :) But if it sounds a better slogan, just say "Use OpenGL, *the* corss-platform open standard".
- "Open your market to new customers. Build your apps with OpenGL."
- "Don't put all your eggs in one basket! Be cross-platform, be open, use OpenGL."
- "Tired to be tied to Windows? Switch to OpenGL."
- "OpenGL: Same performances, same features, but portable across platforms."

Please note that these could also work for OSG...

And for OSG:
- "Open Scene Graph: A high abstraction level, performance gains using optimizers and culling, ease of use, cool features, open source... What are you waiting for?"
- "Dramatically cut your development costs by building your 3D app on a powerful open source and cross-platform toolkit. Open Scene Graph."
- "Why trying to build a powerful cross-platform 3D toolkit upon OpenGL when an open source and rock solid one exists?"
- "Don't even try to be as good as a >375k lines toolkit, with >350 authors and >2000 registered users. Just use Open Scene Graph, it's free."
- "Don't even try to create your 3D app directly from a 3D API; it will cost years until you reach the Open Scene Graph features."
- "Open Scene Graph is simply what you need to avoid re-inventing the wheel."
- "No need for proprietary solutions that just can't be adapted to your needs... simply switch to Open Scene Graph."
- "For vis-sim, high performance apps, games, scientific visualization and modelling: Open Scene Graph. Certainly one of the best scene graph ever."
- "Don't want to meddle too low in OpenGL but want to keep manoeuvrability and scalability? Open Scene Graph is *your* solution." (Thanks kuba for his(her?) post on ohloh.net!)

I guess some could be split/merged/rearanged.

Thoughts? Things to change (Sorry, that's not easy to find good ads when not in your mothertongue language!)? Ideas?
...Anyone mastering a vector graphics editor to make cool ads? :)

Sukender, going to bed
PVLE - Lightweight cross-platform game engine - http://pvle.sourceforge.net/

Le Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:51:56 +0100, Robert Osfield <robert.osfield at gmail.com> a écrit:

> Hi Sukender,
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Sukender <suky0001 at free.fr> wrote:
>> I created "Community/Advocacy" (Robert: since it's about OpenGL *AND* OSG, I did not put "OpenGL" in the page name).
>> See http://www.openscenegraph.org/projects/osg/wiki/Community/Advocacy , and start discussing!
>> Also feel free to complete 2 other pages (and feel free to add links to some articles if revelant):
>> http://www.openscenegraph.org/projects/osg/wiki/Community/Advocacy/Myths
>> http://www.openscenegraph.org/projects/osg/wiki/Community/Advocacy/Demos
>> Please note these are only placeholders for now... :)
> Thanks for putting up the pages, it looks like a good start of the process.
>> I begin, by giving some more ideas:
>> - May we try to find short sentences that sounds like advertising (about OpenGL or OSG) we could put as banners or logos on our websites/blogs? Any idea?
> Too early in the morning for me to be creative I'm afraid.  I guess we
> could add short phases to our email signatures, as well as to blogs.
> The OSG website doesn't yet sport OpenGL logos we we really should get
> on with as a starter.  Perhaps OpenGL ES and OpenGL CL, Collada be
> worth talking about in the mix and include logos would also be worth
> doing.
>> - May we insist on the fact that OpenGL is used on consoles (except Xbox)?
> Existing consoles are already set in stone, the next gen ones might
> still be open to influence, none of which actually use a standard
> version of OpenGL or OpenGL ES.
> One can be sure that MS's next console will be Direct3D and not
> contain OpenGL, but I guess it wouldn't do any harm to lobby for it,
> even if you knew it was not going to be successful, as it points to
> the need for a single graphics API to be present across all consoles.
> Costs and time to market in recession are more critical than ever,
> being able to write software once and recompile everywhere is one of
> the most compelling aspect to standards like OpenGL.
>> Thougts? Ideas?
> We build a magic wand capable of ushering peace to all that inhabit
> the earth and ensuring that open standards become the foundation of
> all computing ;-)
> Trawling the web/community for good examples of advocacy might be a
> place to start for getting inspiration.  The OpenGL website might also
> be place to look for articles/quotes.
> Distilling what value OpenGL and separately OSG/OpenGL provides to the
> graphics market to a couple of key phrases might be useful.
> Robert.
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