My IOUSBFamily radar: “The issue is not going to be addressed … We discourage developers to do anything in kernel”
If this Radar response is accurate, it appears Apple will no longer publish OS X’s IOUSBFamily source code.
Along with the kext signing approval requirements, I’d say the writing is on the wall: Apple’s not afraid to knee-cap Mac OS X, iOS-style.
I can see why Apple doesn’t like kernel extensions, but forbidding them, or locking out all but a few high-profile developers, would be bad for the future of the platform.
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