“Apple has begun restricting access to the source code of key components of Mac OS X, in what looks like a bid to prevent the Intel version from being hacked to run on non-Mac hardware,” Simon Aughton reports for PC Pro. “Two open-source developers have separately reported that code which was previously available is now behind lock and key.”
“Apple made the Darwin 1.0 available as an open-source project in June 2000, ahead of the January 2001 release of the first, 10.0 version of OS X. It has since extended its open-source commitment to include 11 projects, among them the Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous) intelligent networking technology and the WebKit rendering engine used by Safari and many other applications,” “As soon as it announced last summer that it would be migrating to an Intel hardware platform, it became clear that there would be an ongoing tussle between hackers attempting to adapt the Intel-friendly version of OS X to run on standard PCs and Apple’s development team, charged with preventing that from happening. Inevitably Apple’s ever-watchful legal team would also have a hand in proceedings.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Cpt. Obvious” for the heads up.]
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