I am familar with OpenHmd. Nice project. But still suffers problems because of Opensource is often slow due to being blocked by closed minded closed source.
OpenXR is the best hope to get primarily away from propietary sdks to make cross platform development easier. Opensource really needs a full push as even closed OSes like Microsoft and Closed Drivers like Nvidia interfere with solid forward momentum.
OSVR had real opensource but failed to get the needed traction and likely is in part of it’s roots used in OpenHmd as both give support for any hmd to be used with proper needed info on headset specs. OSVR also supported plugins.
Bottling companies represent a key in why it is important to abandon closed thinking. However there goals are financially driven. The quest for environmentally friendly beverage bottle. If all involved were truly wanting to protect the environment they would pool there collective knowledge in a shared project; instead of wanting to keep it as a banner for marketing.
Granted the consumer with bottles/packaging needs to do there part and recycle. Of which recycling Europe is ahead of North American efforts.
With that being said I do agree it was devious of how Valve marketed SteamVR tracking.
- Originally free to use with paying for what was it 2 seminars?
- Later Tracking free but buy LH v2.0 off us.
You might have stronger familiarity but I think Laser tracking started out as a project on Hack-A-Day prior to Valve’s LH release. I remember reading up on a fellow trying to work out triangulation between laser sweeps.
We really need a strong push to get away from closed technologies while still supporting economics of companies.