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Macworld: OS X Jumps on the Open Source Bandwagon

Mar 20, 1999, 10:26 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Beale)

"Apple interim CEO Steve Jobs, springing yet another surprise on the computer industry, announced today that the company will give away the source code to key parts of its new Mac OS X"

"Apple thus becomes the first major operating system developer to adopt an Open Source strategy, a growing computer industry movement in which programmers are free to add their own innovations to someone else's software, as long as they make those changes available to other developers"

"Mac OS X Server-or more precisely, a subset of the software known as Darwin-thus joins such well known Open Source technologies as the Linux operating system and Apache Web server."

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