Apple will release its innovative Rendezvous system to the open source community.
Apple® today announced it is “open sourcing” the code for its innovative new Rendezvous™ networking technology. Rendezvous, based on open Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Standard Protocols such as IP, ARP and DNS, uses industry standard networking protocols and zero configuration technology to automatically discover and connect devices over any IP network, such as Ethernet or 802.11-based wireless networks like Apple’s Airport®. Major developers such as Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Philips, Sybase, World Book and Xerox have announced support for Rendezvous in a broad range of products spanning network printers, consumer electronics, enterprise database management and educational applications.
I just love how Apple is embracing rather than [[Microsoft to Attack Linux?]] the open source movement.