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FUSE for macOS: Why a popular open source library became closed source and commercially licensed

Dave559 Bronze badge

Apple should step forward

Apple like to emphasise the open source origins of MacOS when it suits them. The right thing for them to do would be similar to what they did to support CUPS, and hire the FUSE for MacOS developer.

Apple can pretend the that whole world exists in a closed Mac/iOS enrironment as much as they like, but the reality is that it is very desirable, if not essential, for all of us to be able to read and write other filesystems, and so Apple should really support this as core OS functionality.

(The other thing that would be Really Nice would be if the main players in the computing world could all get together to develop a modern and robust filesystem that all could use without having to pay any sort of licensing fees, so that we wouldn't need to have to drop back to out of date lowest common denominator de facto standards like FAT, when formatting storage for exchange between multiple OSes and devices...)

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