"Apple's evolution into the Open Source niche took its first
step today with the announcement of Darwin 1.0, the company's first
Open Source operating system (OS) and the core of Mac OS X."
"As an Open Source project, Darwin will be available for
free download and allows for the modification and customization of
the software--by registered Darwin developers, who currently
number in the tens of thousands, according to Apple's Darwin press
"Darwin 1.0 allows developers access to enhance the quality of
Mac OS X--enabling Open-Source-registered Darwin developers to have
a hand in influencing the Mac OS X. However, Apple has made no
commitment to date toward opening the final source code of Darwin's
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