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Apple Updates Public Source License

QuickTime Streaming Software Goes Open Source as Darwin Downloads Top
160,000 in First Month

NAB, LAS VEGAS-April 19, 1999-Apple Computer, Inc.today announced
that it has updated its Open Source software license-the Apple Public
Source License (APSL)-based on feedback and discussion with the Open
Source community. The Company today also made its new QuickTime
Streaming Server software 'Open Source', with the launch of Darwin
Streaming Server (see separate release). Darwin, the Open Source
release of the Mac OS X Server operating system foundation, is
proving popular with developers: since it's release a month ago there
have been over 160,000 downloads of Darwin source code components and
over 20,000 developers have registered on the Darwin web site
(www.apple.com/publicsource).

"Launching Darwin Streaming Server and working with developers to
update our public source license demonstrates that Apple is listening
to and is serious about embracing the talent and enthusiasm of the
Open Source community, " said Avie Tevanian, Apple's senior vice
president of Software Engineering. "The developer response to Darwin
has been phenomenal and backs up Apple's view that an Open Source
model is the way truly modern operating systems will evolve."

By releasing Darwin under the APSL, Apple is the first mainstream
operating system provider to release its source code to the public
and base its system software strategy on Open Source technologies.
Now with the launch of Darwin Streaming Server, content providers,
developers and server companies can create a RTP and RTSP streaming
server for any platform, without the need to license costly
proprietary software.

Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the
1970s with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the
1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original
mission-to bring the best personal computing products and support to
students, educators, designers, scientists, engineers,
businesspersons and consumers in over 140 countries around the world.

 

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