20161104 - Is OpenVR Actually Open?

OpenVR Documentation

As someone who was waiting for an Open VR API, I watched the above linked YouTube presentation from Steam Dev Days, and decided to see if such an API actually has now arrived (as of November 2016). Something which might enable me to continue the work I had to stop a while back when consumer VR got locked down and disabled my ability to do what I needed as a developer. Lets see how the current OpenVR stacks up,

And the Conclusion Is ...
Not there yet.
Once an application sold on Steam can run VR with Vulkan, and with application-owned HMD display with direct front-buffer access, then it will be time to re-evaluate.