Re: Apple's OSS Movement

J. Paul Reed (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 01:04:24 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, Evan Read wrote:

> I will always recommend Linux over any of Apple's offerings until
> Apple joins the spirit of Open Source properly. But if they do (or if
> Linux developers flock to MacOS X with open source products), I will
> probably be there.

Current "issue" is, Apple isn't joining the OSS movement, no matter how
many press releases they write to the contrary.

And that fact can leave a bad taste in the "community's mouth."

If you haven't seen slashdot today, there's a great article at saying why the Apple Public license ISN'T
open source; it's kinda interesting that they effectively "released" the
mach kernel and other things that were already released from CMU and UC
Berkely; thanks a lot, Apple.

  J. Paul Reed ||
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  twice the price? -- S.R. Hadden, Contact

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