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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Call me crazy...but...
by areimann on Wed 26th Jul 2006 21:01 UTC
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2006-06-12

Is it that Apple has no need for OpenDarwin, hence the x86 version be closed? I have no problem with non-open source software, keep stuff closed if you want. But, I say beware of BSD-licensed products, if you use them, always remember that the lead developer, or company that is developing it can decide to close it. I know, there can be a fork of the product and others can continue to develop it, but when Apple is involved...beware.

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