Apple GCD now Open Source

Apple makes Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) technology open source

In a surprising move, Apple has decided to make their Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) technology open source.

Here are a couple of short quotes from the Apple Insider story:

Despite being a unique, key marketing feature of Snow Leopard, Apple has decided to open the code behind Grand Central Dispatch under the liberal Apache 2.0 license.

The user-space implementation of the Grand Central Dispatch services API, called =libdispatch=, has been delivered as its own open source project...

Apple's code giveaway was "something of a surprise," according to MacResearch ...

My guess is that the more authors they can get using this technology, the more of them will be ready and trained to write Mac applications in the future.