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Apple Cripples Sun's Open Source Jewel

Jan 24, 2008, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

"It was all hookers and balloons at Sun Microsystems when the company first found out that Apple would pick up its well-regarded DTrace analysis tool for use with Mac OS X. Now, however, one of the lead DTrace developers has expressed some regrets after Apple 'broke' his software in an apparent bid to protect big media and ISVs.

"Adam Leventhal went full and frontal this week with his assault on Apple and iTunes. The Sun software engineer lobbed a blog , accusing Apple of tweaking his precious DTrace to the point of destruction. Full of code snippets and talk of tick-1s probes, Leventhal's complaint lives in the land of the developer to be sure, although it would seem to have some broader implications about how far Apple will go to protect Hollywood chums..."

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