Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code
Interesting news come in via slashdot:
Apple Releases macOS 10.12 Sierra Open Source Darwin Code:
``Apple has released the open source Darwin code for macOS 10.12 Sierra. The code, located on Apple's open source website, can be accessed via
direct link now, although it doesn't yet appear on the site's home page. The release builds on a long-standing library of open source code that dates all the way back to OS X 10.0. There, you'll also find the Open Source Reference Library, developer tools, along with iOS and OS X Server resources. The lowest layers of macOS, including the kernel, BSD portions, and drivers are based mainly on open source technologies, collectively called Darwin. As such, Apple provides download links to the latest versions of these technologies for the open source community to learn and to use.''
This may not only be of interest to the
(or rather their successors in PureDarwin)
but more investigation not only on the code itself,
but also the license it is released under is neccessary
to learn if anything can be gained back for NetBSD.
Why "back"? As you may or may not remember,
mac OS includes some parts of NetBSD (besides lots of
FreeBSD, probably some OpenBSD, much other Open Source
software and sure a big lot of Apple's own code).
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