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 galvanash on Wed 4th Oct 2017 04:29 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by FlyingJester"
galvanash
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Microsoft engages linux and open development communities much more than apple does.


ExxonMobil invests millions of dollars into environmental restoration projects. Phillip Morris spends millions on healthcare research. Do you think such actions actually make up for the damage these companies have caused over the years?

I have nothing particular against Microsoft or Apple, I'm not trying to equate them to big oil and big tobacco. All I'm saying is when these companies contribute open source software, they are doing it for their own benefit, neither company actually believes in the concept. I'm not even talking about GNU ethos and all the software freedom stuff, I'm merely talking about he concept of openly sharing code - they do not believe in it, and if they could make all your crazy goons go away and leave them alone they would go back to doing everything behind closed doors...

They do it because they are in a world where they have to, it's not because they want to. Both companies have learned through experience that openly fighting against OSS is bad for business, so they stopped doing that and instead try to play along. It seems to be working, because everyone seems to have forgotten how hard both companies tried to kill Linux in the crib back in the day...

At least recognize it for what it is - Self serving PR, nothing more. Stop giving them credit for it, they don't deserve it. They get far more out of OSS than they put in, because if they didn't they wouldn't be doing it.

Edited 2017-10-04 04:35 UTC

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