Macworld: OS X Jumps on the Open Source Bandwagon

“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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