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[6]: Comment by lurch_mojoff
by lurch_mojoff on Mon 21st Sep 2009 11:43 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by lurch_mojoff"
lurch_mojoff
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You are right but you are nitpicking on semantics. At any rate, this thing you said:

Copyright law is the legally binding thing that prevents you from doing anything with software that isn't yours (i.e. software that you did not write yourself)... You don't need to agree to anything at all in order to be given a permission.


applies equally to source code and software licenses. Copyright law is what gives the holder the legal right to dictate the terms under which you can use their software.

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