Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Sep 2009 14:15 UTC
Mac OS X One of the main new features in Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system has been released as open source. Apple has released the code of the userland portion of its Grand Central Dispatch technology under the Apache License, version 2. Mac OS X also has kernel support for Grand Central Dispatch, which is also released as open source via the XNU project. While we're at it, let's take this opportunity to look into exactly what Grand Central Dispatch is.
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Double Edge Sword
by milles21 on Fri 11th Sep 2009 16:14 UTC
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It seems that apple cannot win with some people, if the release the GCD technology open source it's no big deal. If the don't then all apple supposedly does is piggybacking off opensource.

I would think that any contributions to the community that could possibly yield some benefit would be a welcomed thing.

I mean it is not like, .net is opensource and Mono is filled with criticism, what is the happy medium, I just wish that sometimes people can appreciate it the contributions no matter how small they all form a larger opensource eco-system.

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RE: Double Edge Sword
by AaronD on Fri 11th Sep 2009 17:27 in reply to "Double Edge Sword"
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I agree. This is the internet though and opinions are cheap. It is next to impossible to even get agreement that the sky is blue.

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RE[2]: Double Edge Sword
by nickelbackro on Fri 11th Sep 2009 22:05 in reply to "RE: Double Edge Sword"
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Where I am it's grey ;)

The truth is though that as long as a company makes money off open source they will be derided by the community (not the whole community just the nutty fringe). Just ask Red Hat. They get it despite them contributing tons of code.

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