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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by Buck on Thu 27th Jul 2006 11:07 UTC
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What's with all the people saying "Apple community is starting to crumble!!! Apple had a chance but now that OpenDarwin's out and ResExcellence's out it's all OVER!!"? Seriously, that's just stupid. OpenDarwin is NOT Darwin, it was a separate project!
There are other examples. Jamie Zawisnki, the author of XScreensaver switched from Linux to Mac last year, and nobody really cared.
So why do people bother about ResExcellence or OpenDarwin? It doesn't mean ANYTHING for Apple's future.

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