Clarification: Apple has not closed the Intel-based Darwin kernel:
OSNews is reporting that Ernest Prabhakar, Apple's Open Source and Open Standards product manager, has stated in the Fed-Talk mailing that Apple has not actually closed Mac OS X's Darwin kernel for the Intel version of the OS; they simply haven't released it yet. Speculation about Apple closing the kernel arose from the fact that other non-kernel Darwin sources actually have been released, and the previous PowerPC-based kernel is still available as open source as well.
(Via The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW).)
Once again, whats with the media taking a conversation, and manipulating it to reach conclusions which aren't true? I've seen this before. With the rewrite of Windows Vista story. And many others. Its frustrating and irritating.
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