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 FunkyELF on Tue 3rd Oct 2017 17:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by FlyingJester"
FunkyELF
Member since:
2006-07-26

The stuff the promised to open up they never did... like Facetime.

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darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

The stuff the promised to open up they never did... like Facetime.

I don't think they can. If I remember right, there was a patent troll involved with some of the aspects of FaceTime. Then again, given the reception they've gotten from the so-called open source community so far, why take the trouble? They'd just be told it wasn't open enough anyway.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Apple engages with the open source community. It's just they do a lot more taking in than contributing back.

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