Simian (software)

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Simian is a Google built, open source, enterprise-class Mac OS X software deployment utility with App Engine-based hosting and a client based on the Munki open-source project.[1][2][3]

Simian was released as open-source on January 29, 2011 at the Macworld conference in San Francisco, CA. The original open-source release was also announced on the Google Open Source Blog.[4]


  1. ^ Metz, Cade (January 31, 2011), "Google open sources its Mac deployment engine", The Register, retrieved August 19, 2012 
  2. ^ "Google Open Sources Simian For Mac OS X", Muktware, January 31, 2011, retrieved August 19, 2012 
  3. ^ Baker, Loren (February 2, 2011), "Google Open Sources Simian Project", Search Engine Journal, retrieved August 19, 2012 
  4. ^ Randolph, John; McWilliams, Justin (January 29, 2011), "Simian: Mac OS X package deployment via App Engine", Open Source at Google, retrieved August 19, 2012 

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