Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 17:55 UTC
BSD and Darwin derivatives Possibly in fear that hackers will be able to find backdoors in the Intel Darwin version and allow OSX to run on PCs other than Macs, Apple has only posted the sources of Darwin for PPC for the latest version.
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RE: Misleading.
by leech on Fri 13th Jan 2006 18:16 UTC
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There are other versions that are older that work on the Intel. I was confused by the summary as well. So doesn't this in essence mean they changed the license for it? Can they even take the source code for one specific platform and change the license for it? I could understand if they just distribute the source, but no ISOs... bah, like it matters, someone will more than likely hack the full release anyhow to work on random hardware.


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RE[2]: Misleading.
by Archite on Sat 14th Jan 2006 07:12 in reply to "RE: Misleading."
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Basically, the majority of their core code is BSD as well as proprietary. The BSD license does allow for the binary distribution of code with only crediting the author. One of the joys of the truly free BSD license.

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RE[3]: Misleading.
by Lazarus on Sat 14th Jan 2006 08:21 in reply to "RE[2]: Misleading."
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"The BSD license does allow for the binary distribution of code with only crediting the author."

And agreeing to not sue the author, and that the notice must remain in place in both source and binary form. If you're gonna bash it, at least get it right ;^)

Edited 2006-01-14 08:22

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