Apple Launches Redesigned Open Source Website

Apple today introduced a redesigned website for its Open Source projects, which houses Apple's open source work like Swift, WebKit, ResearchKit, FoundationDB, and more. The updated site can be found at opensource.apple.com.

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The site includes two main sections, including Featured Projects to showcase a selection of Apple's open source work, and a second section for Releases.

The Featured Projects section includes Apple Projects that are led by Apple and developed alongside the open source community, and Community Projects that are headed up by organizations outside of Apple but contributed to by Apple engineers.

The Releases section will see Apple making its open source releases available as git repositories on GitHub, which will make them more accessible to software developers. Apple has added improved capabilities for search, seeing differences between different versions, and browsing through the code in macOS, iOS, and developer tools.

Top Rated Comments

ruka.snow Avatar
8 months ago

This is funny. APPLE the walled garden promoting open source.

Windows 11 comes with the Linux sub system built in.
Apple has long supported open source.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
God of Biscuits Avatar
8 months ago

This is funny. APPLE the walled garden promoting open source.

Windows 11 comes with the Linux sub system built in.
You don't know anything about any of this. Apple's been heavily involved in major open source projects for 20-ish years. Heard of WebKit? And Darwin, the entire Swift language. llvm, which is used by a lot of platforms as a compiler and runtime environment from IoT to large-scale computing systems.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
God of Biscuits Avatar
8 months ago

I wouldn't hope to much, apple are fairly closed source.. I would be stunned to know what this all means though.
No, they aren't. The Darwin kernel, upon which macOS is based (and in turn, all Apple OSs, including iOS, iPadOS and tvOS are based as well) has been open-sourced for 21 years. It's based on the Mach microkernel, which was an open-source project out of Carnegie Mellon. WebKit was based on an open-source project and is open-source, and is what Safari is based on. Google forked that code and based Chrome on it. Which means nearly all the web is rendered on software based on Apple's open-source project.

Most software for Apple platforms is based on Swift language, which is also open-source.

Do your homework.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
8 months ago

This is funny. APPLE the walled garden promoting open source.

Windows 11 comes with the Linux sub system built in.
And Macs come with a POSIX Unix system built in - and have for 20 years.

It's one of the main reasons that I, as a Linux admin, prefer Macs for my personal machines.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kung gu Avatar
8 months ago

This is funny. APPLE the walled garden promoting open source.

Windows 11 comes with the Linux sub system built in.
Most of macOS is open source. Where as Windows 11 is riddled with ads, telemetry and performance is slow on AMD chips and updates break PC'S.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
txscott Avatar
8 months ago
Windows 11 comes with the Linux sub system built in.

Don't need linux with a mac. Mac OS is already a Posix complaint Unix OS. Just open a terminal and ssh, sed, awk, and grep to your heart's content. Run most Linux command line apps of note (midnight commander for example) by installing them with either Home Brew or Mac Ports. There are Mac versions of GIMP, Blender and Open Office. There is really nothing of note for Linux that is not available on Mac.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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