Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jul 2006 17:48 UTC, submitted by Dark Leth
BSD and Darwin derivatives The OpenDarwin project is shutting down. "Over the past few years, OpenDarwin has become a mere hosting facility for Mac OS X related projects. The original notions of developing the Mac OS X and Darwin sources has not panned out. Availability of sources, interaction with Apple representatives, difficulty building and tracking sources, and a lack of interest from the community have all contributed to this. Administering a system to host other people's projects is not what the remaining OpenDarwin contributors had signed up for and have been doing this thankless task far longer than they expected. It is time for OpenDarwin to go dark."
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Apple has never been a fan of open standards. Look at their hardware, for years look at their hardware.

They arguably lost the huge marketshare that they had all those years ago because of the fact that PC/standards are alot more open.(though yes there are other reasons, this one stands out)

Look at how they've fought against the guys at the osX86(or whatever that website is called, it slips my mind at the moment) project.

Apple has made it incredibly hard over the years for mac lovers to adequately fawn over their apple/mac. I've sometimes looked at this similarly to a woman who is in a abusive relationship. If you are "a cut above the rest" and wish to develop for the mac platform you have to do it EXACTLY as apple wishes otherwise you are smacked down.

Honestly I say good riddens. I welcome these developers into the linux fold, or if they are of the BSD type I hope they help the BSDs to gain more userbase/marketshare as linux has already done. Help out solaris, they seem welcoming of the average joe too. Apple doesn't.

This is more of the same.

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