- Series: Springer Professional Computing
- Hardcover: 676 pages
- Publisher: Springer; 2002 edition (July 31, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0387952721
- ISBN-13: 978-0387952727
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,755,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Handbook of Geometric Programming Using Open Geometry GL (Springer Professional Computing) 2002nd Edition
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"The present book is a comprehensive reference on the practice of geometrics and graphics programming. It is based on and utilizes the industry-standard open-source graphics API, Open GL®. … This handbook is written for both beginners and advanced OPEN GEOMETRY users, using any standard computer operating system … . They will learn how to use these methods and classes and apply them in theoretical and practical applications … as well as create their own easily programmed extensions using C++ language." (G. Ciobanasu, Zentralblatt MATH, Issue 1008, 2003)
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i have not read it, only flipped through it.
i almost bought it but decided to do a bit of research
before hand. i'm glad i did, because the open geometry
library is in fact a closed source library
(as i understand it you must buy the book to get the source).
the word open is apparently derived from opengl.
the problem is that the word open in opengl is the 'open' of 'open standards' and 'open source'.
this is at best an ignorance of the current trends
in the software development world, and at worst, plain misleading.
when the authors either change the library's
license or the library's name to more directly reflect the true
nature of its license, i'll be glad to buy the book and review it again.
i think that they would find that by open sourcing their business model
they would stand to make a lot more money, as they are not really
in the business of selling software, but selling books. who wants to buy
buy a book about an obscure closed source library that could disappear tomorrow?