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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"If you ... wish to develop for the mac platform you have to do it EXACTLY as apple wishes otherwise you are smacked down."

Smacked down? How? By whom? Apple has been encouraging third-party development like never before. Free developer tools. Third-party listing on Apple's site with less oversight than VersionTracker?

Oh what would I know ... I've only developed software on this platform for a decade. Heh.

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