> > Dear All, > > First off, apologies for this off-topic post, but I think this is the > only place I'm likely to get an intelligent (and well-informed) answer > to my question. I tried searching the web, but found a confusing and > contradictory bunch of poorly-informed opinions, which wasn't helpful. > > I'm writing a news article about Apple's contribution to open source. In > particular, I'm interested in finding out the following: > > 1) How much of FreeBSD did Apple actually use in OSX? If I'm not > mistaken, the Darwin kernel is not related to FreeBSD in any way (or is > that wrong?). Basically, what exactly did Apple gain from FreeBSD? > > 2) What exactly has Apple contributed back to FreeBSD? (money? > equipment? source code?). Nowadays, does Apple still continue to give > anything back to the FreeBSD community? > > 3) How much of OSX today is open source (or "shared source")? Can you > actually see the OSX source code? Can you use any of it? > > Because this is off-topic, it might be better if people responded > directly to my email address rather than this forum.
Since you have asked it here, if anyone responds, it might as well be here. Some people will be interested. Some might even try to tinker. ////jerry > I can be reached at > [EMAIL PROTECTED] I know that I could ask these questions on an OSX > forum, but then I'd probably receive 1000 replies from people telling me > that OSX is the greatest thing since sliced bread - which, even if true, > has nothing to do with the article I'm writing. And yes, I'm running > FreeBSD (and Linux) at home, not OSX, but that also has nothing to do > with the article. > > I appreciate any help I can get on this, and as always I'm happy to > acknowledge anyone by name in the article for their assistance. > > thanks in advance and best regards, > Robert > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"