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Zaroth
03-04-2012, 02:12 PM
Hello all,

I just started learning OpenGL and GLUT. I wanted to know if they're free to use? If I made a game would I have to pay for a license so I'm able to distrubute my game with OpenGL and GLUT?

Thanks,
Zaroth

ZbuffeR
03-04-2012, 02:32 PM
Nothing to pay.

Zaroth
03-06-2012, 05:05 PM
How come there's a freeGLUT? is the orignal GLUT free too?

V-man
03-06-2012, 05:41 PM
Free can mean 2 things when it comes to software :
- at no $ cost
- open source

GLUT is free but it is closed source.

Pretty much all libraries are free (free as in $)
http://www.opengl.org/wiki/Related_toolkits_and_APIs

menzel
03-07-2012, 01:48 AM
GLUT is also quite outdated, so I would suggest FreeGLUT if you want something (exactly) like glut, or you can look at alternatives like glfw.