updated 11:35 am EST, Thu December 19, 2002
The GNU-Darwin project says it is stepping up its , noting issues with its DMCA and APSL policies: "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...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." The project says that it "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)" and that it will be putting its PowerPC collection into maintenance mode.