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compoobah at valleyimplants.com
Thu Jun 14 23:59:58 CDT 2007
> They wanted the option of being able to keep the kernel
> closed source, which I understand they have now done, and wanted no
> on any part of it.
News to me- Darwin still seems to be up on developer.apple.com. The
OpenDarwin program did close, yes, but see the following:
Andreas Fink wrote on the Apple Darwin-Kernel mailing list (06-JUN-2007)
> As Darwin can be run totally out of open source, the kernel itself is
> open source and the "most important" drivers are open source.
> Closed source is the stuff which you dont find on the download page.
> For example the 802.11n WLAN driver on the MacBook Pro's (*sight*) or
> things relating to Aqua, the Apple specific user interface and
> probably Rosetta to run PPC code (where's that hidden by the way? No
> Rosetta.kext is ever seen) But as long as you (in the first example)
> don't want to add a specific WLAN feature to it, it will just plug in
> to the rest of the kernel.
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