I notice on the open opensource.apple.com site. It has iOS. Is it opensource?

If it is, How do i build it. I would love to have a self built iOS :P. And, mac. Is that 100% open source? I know there is a duplicate question to that one but, Is it actually possible to build it was what i was getting at.

I see there are more packages than iOS so i imagine that its more possible for the OS X than iOS. So, does anyone know the answer to this?


iOS and OS X are not open source. They both incorporate some open source components; in particular, both are based on the open source Darwin kernel. The UI is proprietary, however.

  • Okay, thanks! But is it possible to build with what is there on the site or is there no UI on the site at all? – Tyler McMaster May 11 '12 at 22:47
  • You can't build much of anything with what's there. Not even the base Darwin OS is usable as is; PureDarwin is the latest usable OS distribution based on it. And while there may be some UI components around, neither Display PDF nor Core Graphics are there. – geekosaur May 11 '12 at 22:51

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