AOS-P1: Exploring the vast and growing Apple Open Source - Part 1

AOS-P1: Exploring the vast and growing Apple Open Source - Part 1

AOS-P1: Exploring the vast and growing Apple Open Source - Part 1

With this Part from the series of articles on the "Manzana Open Source » We will begin our exploration of the vast and growing catalog of open apps developed by the Technological Giant de «Manzana".

In order to continue expanding our knowledge of the open applications released by each of the Technological Giants of the group known as GAFAM. What, as many already know, is made up of the following North American companies: "Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft".

GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

For those interested in exploring our initial publication related to the topic, you can click on the following link, after finishing reading this publication:

"Today, both public and private organizations are progressively moving towards a greater integration of Free Software and Open Source to their business models, platforms, products and services. In other words, free and open technologies are increasingly an important part of the way of working in and out of them, for the benefit of their owners, clients or citizens." GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

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GAFAM Open Source: Technological Giants in favor of Open Source

Exploring the vast and growing Apple Open Source

AOS-P1: Apple Open Source - Part 1

Applications of the Apple Open Source

Before starting, it is worth noting that the official website of the Apple Open Source (AOS) It can be divided into 3 parts or highlighted sections, which are:

  1. Releases: In this section they add and update the list of open applications, separated by different areas or platforms (macOS, Developer Tools, iOS and OSX Server) and version by version of the same.
  2. Open Source Reference Library: In this section they add and update the collection of useful documents on open source from Apple Developers.
  3. Related Sites: In this section they add and update the different websites used or related to the open applications, and others developed by Apple.

For our present and future revisions of the existing Open Apple Applications, we will be relying on the developments mentioned from the related site called Open Source - Apple Developer (Open Source - Apple Developer). Then we will continue with those mentioned in the related website called MacOS Forge (macOS Forge).

Share first related website mentioned, we will start with the Apple's first open app call:

Hi

At its own section within this website, it is described as follows:

"Bonjour, also known as "Zero Configuration Network", enables automatic discovery of devices and services on a Local Network (LAN) using industry standard IP protocols. It also facilitates the discovery, publication and resolution of network services with a sophisticated and easy-to-use programming interface, accessible from Cocoa, Ruby, Python and other languages."

About Hi , it is important to note that it is not only based on open internet standards, but is available as open source under the Apache 2.0 license. And it's built into most modern printers and many other consumer products.

Note: Within its own section there are many useful informational links that can be explored to learn more about this open application, and even review or test its source code If necessary.

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Conclusion

We hope this "useful little post" about this first exploration of «Apple Open Source», offers an interesting and wide variety of open applications developed by the Technological Giant of «Apple»; and is of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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