Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Oct 2017 21:40 UTC, submitted by AaronMiller
Mac OS X

Apple has always shared the kernel of macOS after each major release. This kernel also runs on iOS devices as both macOS and iOS are built on the same foundation. This year, Apple also shared the most recent version of the kernel on GitHub. And you can also find ARM versions of the kernel for the first time.

The code was pushed to Apple's open source site, as well as to their official GitHub mirror.

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RE: Comment by FlyingJester
by galvanash on Mon 2nd Oct 2017 23:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by FlyingJester"
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It's important to remember that compared with Microsoft, Apple is way, way more open.


No offense meant, but I hate comments like this...

Both Apple and Microsoft are large multi-national corporations. They both make good and bad software, they both do good and bad things. For every seemingly positive thing you can name Apple does, I can name 10 negative ones (same goes for Microsoft).

When companies like this open source software (or do anything really), they do it out of economic self interest - nothing more. Altruism is not a word you can use to describe a corporate entity. People are altruistic, corporations exist to make their share holders money - and that is literally the only thing they exist for.

I like Apple products. I use them everyday. I'm a fan. That said, Apple's board of directors would happily kill small children if it made them lots of money and they knew they could get away with it... So would Microsoft's, or Google's, or any other large corporation. If you believe differently your delusional. Laws stop them from doing such things, not morals...

Can we all just stop trying to humanizing these companies? They are not people. They don't have feelings, or dreams, or emotions, or anything of the sort. They are not forces of good, or evil, they simply exist to make more money than last quarter. If you think Apple "has a heart", its just because their marketing department is very good at their job and you happen to be their target demographic...

Rant off. Sorry if I sound like an ass, I'm not directing anything at you personally, your comment just triggered me...

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