Is the source of Apple's Core Image framework open as other open source projects?

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Nope it is not.

Only a few components in OSX are open source (Kernel, BSD inherited components, Grand Central Dispatch). Non of the Core Frameworks (Image, Storage, Animation, Graphics) are open source.

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    All open source components are listed on the page the OP links to
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:44
  • Then why isn't lidispatch there ? Sep 15, 2014 at 12:45
  • What is lidispatch and if not there then a bug and should be reported to Apple
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:46
  • It's for GCD. But it seems to be that Apache is behind it, not Apple : libdispatch.macosforge.org Sep 15, 2014 at 12:54
  • Is it part of OSX or just can be used? The list is of any open source OSX uses not what Apple has contributed to
    – mmmmmm
    Sep 15, 2014 at 12:59

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