Actually, I regret that comment because of the potential of turning this thread into an Apple bashing one. Irregardless of my opinion of Apple, I have no desire for that.
When I first learned of the Darwin project, I was initially enthused as to the potential practical systems that I would dream resulting. But, from all that I have read, it wouldn’t be impossible, just highly impractical. So, a understandable conclusion could be that Apple’s releasing the Darwin code to be disingenuous as to their wanting to appear to support open source.
What belies that potential conclusion is one example that I can think of that I do use, that is, CUPS. I appreciate that Apple has let this project remain open source and hope that they will continue to do so. I am sure that there are other projects that I am unaware of that I benefit from.
So, is “pathetic” too harsh? Maybe, but understand I was specifically referring to Darwin. I wish they would have opened more of the MacOS code to make a practical, usable open system. Nothing like a Hackintosh. I wouldn’t expect it to run Mac software. Just something that could go in a new direction, to stimulate more open source projects. Or, in my ignorance, did I just describe BSD?