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Steve Jobs: an open source pioneer? You bet

Steve Jobs: an early open source pioneer? You bet. Mac OSX is based on Darwin, an open source OS made available by Apple in 2000 that incorporated code from NextStep, BSD and other free software projects, Wikipedia notes. Darwin still lives on in the form of PureDarwin and other derivatives.

October 6, 2011 by

Mac Developer mulling OS X equivalent of ZERT

Landon Fuller, a former engineer in Apple's BSD Technology Group, believes there's a place for immediate, third-party patches when there's a legitimate threat of code execution attacks. Now, he's mulling a plan to expand the month-of-Apple-fixes initiative.

February 1, 2007 by

Nokia enters the BSD camp

Amid all the hoopla about Nokia tying up with Apple and open source, developing a version of the Safari browser for its Series 60 cell phones, what has not been mentioned is its impact on the continuing BSD vs. GPL debate.

June 14, 2005 by

OS X in the enterprise

Until recently, no user or enterprise would give a second thought to Apple as a server vendor. Larry Seltzer thinks that with its BSD underpinnings, OS X Server earns credibility right out of the gate.

November 4, 2002 by

Commentary: Fatal flaw in BSD?

I've tried to be neutral whenever I've encountered any of the (not so) great debates between the GNU and BSD approaches to licensing. I've previously given positive attention to the OpenBSD and FreeBSD projects, and I thought (and still think) that the merger of the companies behind FreeBSD and BSDI was a pretty good idea.

June 5, 2000 by

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