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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Microsoft engages linux and open development communities much more than apple does.

They improve linux hyper-v support, they integrate the linux subsystem in windows, they develop powershell and windows ssh server in the open. they even put mssql server on linux, which is finally gearing up for a release.

But they do all that to get a piece of the cloud and container action, to stay relevant in the server market. It's pretty obvious that containers and cloud technology really kicked them hard in the profits.

Apple took over a few linux/unix tools (like CUPS) and they keep maintaining them in the open. It's probably less of a contribution than the ones from ms, although a welcome one. Apple's kernel source release - i have no clue why they do it, unless they expect some sort of kernel contributions. If someone knows, i'll be glad to listen.

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