Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 08:44 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are several options out there if you wan to run Mac OS X on your non-Apple labelled computer, but one of them appears to be in serious trouble. It has been uncovered that the EFI-X module is nothing more than a USB stick with a DRM chip, with code from the hackintosh community on it - without attribution. On top of that, its firmware update utility uses LGPL code - again, without attribution.
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RE[4]: Comment by lurch_mojoff
by lurch_mojoff on Mon 21st Sep 2009 10:50 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lurch_mojoff"
lurch_mojoff
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For one that is absolutely not true - there are few, if any, jurisdictions in which software license agreements are explicitly non-binding.

And for two - the exact same can be argued about open source licenses. After all, I can download, compile, incorporate into my project and even modify open source code without ever explicitly agreeing to anything. At least with software license agreements there usually is an unskippable step in the software installer on which the text of the agreement is presented to you and you have to select "I Agree" in order to continue. With source code licenses there isn't even that. By your logic they should be even more insubstantial and nonbinding.

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