Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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RE[5]: Wait, what?
by koki on Wed 28th Oct 2009 21:01 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Wait, what?"
koki
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Well, there is enough reason to speculate! If the one of the main OSX86 hackers claims his open source code can be found in the Rebel EFI package, and shows proof to boot, then that is something serious - he's not just some random forum poster.

However, as my article clearly states, I am NOT ready to crucify Psystar just yet - we need more evidence, and we need to wait for a response from Psystar.


Indeed, there is nothing inaccurate in what you say. The nature of the post is merely speculative though, and that's the only point that I made in my *alleged* attack.

There is nothing over-the-top or sensationalist here.


I wasn't talking about sensationalism, but since you bring it up, here is my take. By definition, a teaser is (obviously) meant to grab the reader's attention, and you are good at writing them in a way that it makes you want to click on that "Read More" link. But when a teaser uses not well understood sources to infer assertions that the body of the article cannot substantiate but only speculate about, it then becomes sensationalist. One could argue that you are just too good at writing teasers...

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