Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jun 2006 17:52 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple extended the courtesy of meeting with me one day after my column on the closing of the OS X x86 kernel source code was published online. To sum up Apple's objections, they felt I had given a year-old story a fresh coat of paint and sensationalized it for an audience that wasn't affected by it. Yet no story is more timely, or more broadly relevant, than this one." Tom Yager, who raised concerns over the closed-source Intel half of the MacOS, details why he was so concerned. "The kernel will open up again, this tempest will fade away, and I'll be glad for it. What will continue to concern me so deeply is that Apple thought it would be OK, that nobody would notice or care." Note: The 2nd link was incorrect, it is fixed now. Excusez-moi.
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Why?
by transami on Wed 14th Jun 2006 19:53 UTC
transami
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2006-02-28

I wonder why Apple's doing this. There must be some reason. I don't see how it's going to help them increase market share though (speaking of which I wrote a little bit on that here: http://weblands.blogspot.com/). At the very least it means more work for themselves. How can that possibly be a good thing?

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