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[3]: Comment by FlyingJester
by Ithamar on Tue 3rd Oct 2017 07:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FlyingJester"
Ithamar
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Apple's kernel source release - i have no clue why they do it, unless they expect some sort of kernel contributions. If someone knows, i'll be glad to listen.


I would think that's quite obvious, lots of security people / hackers will be looking at this code to find weaknesses, and hopefully report / fix them. That alone is probably worth the effort of publishing the code....

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