Re: Darwin Continues Open Source Evolution

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Date: Thu Dec 07 2000 - 01:17:04 PST

Eirikur Hallgrimsson writes:

> I don't mean to be inflammatory, but I do find the rhetoric to be
> hard to stomach. I do not take Apple's actions as being in the spirit
> of either Open Source or Free Software.

<clap> <clap> <clap> <clap>. Amen to that one. Apple is dead, and has
been dead for a while (arguably, since the 128 k Mac). Apple ][ was
innovation. Lisa and the first Mac was innovation (ahem: an inferior
consumer copy of what Xerox PARC did earlier).

The only technological innovation (hardware) currently happening is in
game consoles. The only worthwhile technological innovation (software)
is OpenSource, even though the architecture still sucks (compare
QNX). Clustering is nice, too.

Apple's clientele is graphics and design wonks, who'd like to think
they think differently.

(Ok, I'll grant them that their cases are typically easy to open).

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