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ZDNet: Raymond: Mac OS X Too Restrictive

Mar 27, 2002, 13:00 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Apple may be courting open-source developers with its Unix-based Mac OS X, but it doesn't have all open-source gurus convinced. Eric Raymond, the co-founder of the Open Source Initiative, told ZDNet UK that he, for one, finds Apple's 'public source' licence too restrictive.

"'I don't see a lot of point in putting development effort into it,' Raymond said in a recent interview. 'I can work with a system that's completely open, so why should I work with Apple's restrictions?'

"Apple makes Darwin, the core of OS X, available under its own Apple Public Source Licence. Darwin is based on FreeBSD, an open-source implementation of Unix, and Mach 3.0..."

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