Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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Bundled Sale
by AlexandreAM on Tue 6th Oct 2009 16:15 UTC
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I'm not sure that (title) would be the correct term in English, but I'd like to add one small thing to the discussion:

Here in Brazil, according to the law[1] it is illegal to tie the sale of a good or offer of a service tied to the acquisition of another good or use of another service.

I am not a lawyer but, from reading the contents of the law I pretty much believe that is what Apple is doing in the case: if they're selling the installable discs for Mac OS X, then any EULA, Contract or whatever saying that I can only use it in Apple hardware it is a clause that violates previous law, and automatically rendered void.

So: Hey, Psystar! Come here to Brazil if all goes wrong anyways ;)

[1] http://www.planalto.gov.br/CCIVIL/leis/L8137.htm
Unfortunately, in Portuguese as I can't attempt to translate the legalese into English (not that skilled). But, for those interested it's in 5th Art. (Art. 5ยบ) II & III

Edited 2009-10-06 16:16 UTC

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