Apple Opens Up: Kernel, Mac OS Forge, iCal Server, Bonjour, Launchd
Apple seems to be doing the right thing, and is renewing it’s commitment to the power of open source, following the disappointing decision to shut down OpenDarwin.org.
First of all the Intel Kernel sources will be made available. Quote from the mailing list:
As of today, we are posting buildable kernel sources for Intel-based Macs alongside the usual PowerPC (and other Intel) sources, starting with Mac OS X 10.4.7. We regret the delay in readying the new kernel for release, and thank you for your patience.
More importantly a new community project web-site called Mac OS Forge has been launched, and a number of projects are already hosted on Mac OS Forge.
Most notable on the list of featured projects is the calendar server from Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, that was unveiled yesterday.
I was a bit worried that the Mac OS X Leopard Calendar server would be a closed project, so this is great news.
But Mac OS Forge is definitely no OpenDarwin, yet!
Thanks to macnyt.dk for drawing my attention to this important news.