Is there a 'standard' for OpenGL game creation intended for both Windows and Linux? I understand DDS is the DirectX standard (or, at least, it appears to be). Is there one that does not have potential patent/license issue or does it really not matter?
I am asking as I would like to avoid focusing on DDS as the format to use, only to have that kick me in the teeth later when some license/patent/??? issue requires me to remove and replace DDS with [texture format here]. This is not about what is better or an opinion post, but what is (relatively) safe from the constraints mentioned earlier?