Was Apple involved in the purchase and discontinuation of Pear OS?

If you haven't heard about it, as most people don't follow Linux, here's a few articles that discuss it...

http://www.itworld.com/open-source/401364/was-apple-involved-death-pear-os

http://www.linuxinsider.com/story/79861.html

You're thoughts? Yes, No? Does Apple have open source interests? That would be pretty cool, something they could tout beyond just WebKit.

Rock on Apple Core!