[linux-audio-dev] New form of GPL licence that protects Linux from proprietary world [was: New powermacs?]

Fernando Pablo Lopez-Lezcano nando at ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Mon Jun 23 16:10:01 UTC 2003

On Mon, 2003-06-23 at 10:59, Ivica Bukvic wrote:
> > It is important to note some of Apple's contributions to the open
> > source community besides darwin.
> Darwin was not developed by Apple. It's originally a project that was
> developed on Intel machines. Apple took it on since it had an acceptable
> license (BSD).

I think the chain is somewhat longer (for the kernel):
  *bsd* (don't remember which one - mach kernel)
  -> NeXTstep (initially only m68k, proprietary hardware)
  -> NEXTSTEP (i386, ordinary pc's + sparc + hp + m68k)
  -> OpenStep (i386/m68k - don't remember when the others got dropped)
  -> Rhapsody (sp?)
  [NeXT is bought by Apple - or was this before Rhapsody?]
  -> Darwin

-- Fernando

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