David Kelly writes:

>  Yes, basically. FreeBSD is free for the taking, so Apple
>  took. Steve Jobs' NeXT team had a lot of familiarity with Mach,
>  so they took from there also too. A good number of well known
>  FreeBSD people now work for Apple, there are a number of FreeBSD
>  device drivers shipping with MacOS X.

        In the interest of perspective, it's worth noting this has not
be a one-sided arrangement.  Apple has contributed substantial
debugging info and even blocks of code - often for the kind of
boring/unglamorous stuff which doesn't get a lot of attention in
mostly volunteer project.

                                Robert Huff
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