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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open darwin is not apple open source ...
by maccatalan on Wed 26th Jul 2006 23:26 UTC
maccatalan
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2005-12-31

maybe I am wrong but from my understanding sources will still be available on apple's open source web site: http://developer.apple.com/opensource/index.html

Apple is not closing anything.

But I will underline that it is sad that OpenDarwin closes. I never really understood what OpenDarwin was however. It sort of looked like a mirror of Apple's Open Source pages and a home for projects like WebKit or Darwine.

Anyways, we will regret OpenDarwin, but long life to Darwin! (still available on Apple's web site)

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