FreeBSD PowerPC Porting
bedhead at bedhead.karoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 6 16:03:06 PST 2004
Have you approached Apple for the source code they use in OSX?
I thought open source meant that you could use the code but any
changes / modifications had to be made available to the originator and
the community under terms of most open source licenses.
I would class the entire port that Apple did as a huge change.
I am not a UN*X user, nor do I understand most of UN*X, although my
reasons for visiting your site and for making the above suggestion are
1. Whilst I am currently using a Dell PC with Windows XP, it was the
cheap way to get myself back onto the Internet following the demise of
my, old, but very much loved Apple Mac. I am still a Mac user and
wish to return to the platform soon.
2. There is a lot of buzz about Linux but to me, just the image that
UN*X has sells it every time [OSX was great, I did not access the
underlying UN*X but felt a warm glow knowing it was there :-)] save to
say the years head start, the power and everything the goes with.
3. I love open source, I think it is a great concept and quite a lot
of the best technologies out there are open - MySQL, Apache, some UN*X
(stuff SCO and their Microsoft backers) and also a great deal of good
freeware is developed open source (Shareaza is by far the best P2P
client on Windows, powerful, intuitive, clean looking, free, spyware
and ad free and open).
4. Most of All - I think that the development of PPC FreeBSD code by
the originators of the code would keep the PPC code centralised, up to
date with other ports and most of all, help Apple (if they are then
willing to use your code base).
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