Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:05 UTC
Legal The week isn't even over yet, and we already have another instalment in the Apple-Psystar soap opera. Psystar has filed a new lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court in Miami, asking for an injunction and damages because of Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers".
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It's not what it seems here
by twm_bucket on Sat 29th Aug 2009 14:28 UTC
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2008-10-09

First, this has nothing with "freeing" OS X from Apple branded hardware. Nor does it have anything to do with antitrust issues.

Psytar already lost their antitrust argument in California. They will lose again in Florida. Courts don't like litigating trying to game the system.

This is all about the doctrine of first sale, more importantly, the premise that terms and conditions of sale don't apply.

You may not like EULA's but it is a license, Just like the GPL. What Pystar is arguing is "We don't like the EULA and we want to ignore it." Imagine now how this would work if someone could ignore the terms of the GPL because they didn't like it.

I am willing to bet that the funding behind Psystar are anti-GPL entities.

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