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Linux-Watch: Is Apple Serious About Open Source?

Aug 09, 2006, 18:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"When Apple announced that it was moving Mac OS X to the Intel platform, one thing that didn't get much attention was that Apple would not be open-sourcing the Intel Darwin kernel. Now, Apple has reversed its course and has quietly announced that it will open-source the kernel after all.

"In a note to the Darwin developer's list, Apple's open-source project manager, Ernest Prabhakar, wrote, 'As of today [August 7th], we are posting buildable kernel sources for Intel-based Macs alongside the usual PowerPC (and other Intel) sources, starting with Mac OS X 10.4.7...'"

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