In a posting to the Apple’s Mailing List, Ernest Prabhakar Open Source Product Manager at Apple confirmed the company’s commitment to Open Source development. “As of today, we are posting buildable kernel sources for Intel-based Macs alongside the usual PowerPC (and other Intel) sources, starting with Mac OS X 10.4.7. We regret the delay in readying the new kernel for release, and thank you for your patience,” notes the posting. Apple has also launched Mac OS Forge — a “new community site hosted by Apple, is being created to support WebKit and other open source projects focused on Mac OS X, especially those looking to transition from OpenDarwin.org. Further details and other Open Source news announcements are available from Apple’s site.