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What goes into making an OS to be Unix compliant certified?

Terry Lambert, Apple Core OS Kernel Team:

We had a lot of gratitude in the Open Source community particular for our fixes to make bash pass the tests.

You have absolutely no idea how much Apple contributed to the Open Source community, as part of this project, because it was a secret project - at least to people outside Apple so we didn't advertise the fact.

But I expect we contributed about two million lines of code, to hundreds of Open Source projects, over the course of that year.

A lot of gratitude - but it wasn't collective, and so Apple was still faulted for "using Open Source code, but never contributing back".

We fixed at least 15 major gcc bugs, for example.

You have no idea.