"NVIDIA Corporation has announced that it is open sourcing the NVIDIA Cg Compiler technology under a nonrestrictive, free license. Available in August
for download from the developer.nvidia.com and www.cgshaders.org Web sites, this code will contain the parser that reads the language and creates
intermediate code for compilation, as well as a generic back-end. Together, these components provide everything required to create optimized Cg
compilers for other platforms and architectures. In addition to the NVIDIA Cg Compiler, NVIDIA has provided full source code for example shaders in
the NVIDIA Cg Toolkit."
July 24, 2002
NVIDIA Open Sources Cg compiler technology