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Apple Unleashes Source For Latest Evolution Of Darwin (7.0)

Apple Unleashes Source For Latest Evolution Of Darwin (7.0)

by , 1:15 PM EST, October 30th, 2003

Apple has posted it latest version of Darwin. Version 7.0 coincides with the release of OS X 10.3. Newsforge, the Open Source News Source, has posted an interesting article, titled Apple releases source code for Darwin 7.0 that highlights Apple's Open Source strategy. Here's a bit of the article:

That Apple is turning so much more of its attention toward the open source community is an obvious overarching business strategy.

"Well, you know, we relied on proprietary systems for a long, long time, and you can see how that turned out," said a tongue-in-cheek Apple sales engineer Bill Lloyd, who was demonstrating the new Panther system Tuesday at the Mac OS X conference here at the Westin Hotel.

"Look at all the good (open source) work that's already out there," Lloyd said. "We (Apple) need to make sure we can leverage the open source community as best we can from now on. We're trying to make some friends."

The article goes on with detail on some of the improvements Apple has made to its Open Source offering, and to its development environment. We suggestion that you stop by Newsforge and read the full article.

The Mac Observer Spin:

The Open Source world is, indeed, very important to Apple; its business depends on a strong community to help keep Darwin fresh and feature rich. Apple also looks to the Open Source community for testing and for problem detection and resolution. In return Open Source users gain access to all of the updates and technologies Apple includes with Darwin. It's a fair trade and one that seems to be profitable for Apple.

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