GNU-Darwin “se cae” del PPC

Los procesadores PPC y Apple se caen de GNU-Darwin.

GNU-Darwin no dará mas soporte o distribuirá ningun software que linke a librerias propietarias, en las que se incluyen Cocoa, Carbon, CoreAudio, etc … y la distribución correspondiente a PPC-Darwin pasa a “modo mantenimiento”, mientras se mueven todas las operaciones a x86.

En se explican los motivos de este cambio de política:

Posted By: proclus

Date: 2002-12-18 11:07

Summary: FREE Darwin!

I’m getting ready to draft the yearly report, which is only a little late ;-}. The Distribution has grown and progressed significantly, and undergone many positive changes, thanks to the efforts talented developers all over the world. Unfortunately, there are a couple of things that haven’t changed, and it is necessary for us to step up our stridency and activism IMHO. I’m posting these concerns here first, before the report gets written.

First, Apple continues the wall-of-silence with respect to their repugnant DMCA-based legal action, and there is no reason whatsoever for us to think that they will not undertake similar action in the future. It is regrettable that the DMCA was Apple-sponsored legislation, and it is now time for them to disavow it and promise never to employ it.

Second, APSL is languishing, and it is unacceptable to the free software community. It is now time for an APSL revision, which brings the license in line with the free software definition in accordance with the expectations of GNU Project.

In response to the inaction on these crucial items, we are taking two actions.

First, we are making explicit and binding the following policy. GNU-Darwin will not support or distribute any software which links to proprietary libraries, and that includes Cocoa, Carbon, CoreAudio, etc. There will be no native package manager from GNU-Darwin (pkg_add suffices).

Second, we will be moving our operations to x86, and we are putting the ppc collection into maintenance mode.

As always, please feel free to contact me about these issues as well as any other concern.



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