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MacWorld: Apple Goes Open Source with Mac Server

Jun 01, 1999, 13:39 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Beale)


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"Apple has once again surprised the computer industry with its recent decision to offer key parts of Mac OS X Server as publicly available source code. Leaders of the open-source movement have praised Apple as the first major computer company to adopt an open-source strategy-the same approach that's made the Linux operating system a popular alternative to Windows NT. But what does this mean for Mac users and future versions of the Mac OS? Plenty, Apple says."

"'It's as if we had hired a huge bunch of programmers for free,' asserts Ernie Prabhakar, Apple's product manager for Mac OS X Server. 'We'll have a final product with better performance and new features.'"

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