Linked by David Adams on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:33 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Legal Apple has the right to continue restricting its operating systems to its own hardware thanks to a decision handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder wrote in her opinion that Apple's Mac OS X licensing agreement was indeed enforceable against Psystar, which had sold non-Mac computers with Mac OS X installed.
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RE[3]: It's their OS
by jimmy1971 on Tue 4th Oct 2011 18:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: It's their OS"
jimmy1971
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fithisux,

"But PSystar can help PureDarwin. It can become a better OSX than OSX. Time to write some code."

For psystar, it's not clear whether there's anything left after the bankruptcy. It looks like this may have been a high stake game of all or nothing.


If I were the Psystar head honcho, I would start taking pre-orders for their machines loaded with PureDarwin. They would be stupid not to use this legal defeat to position themselves in the market for those who want to see free and open source software succeed in the commercial world.

In this climate of sympathy amongst legions of hackers, they have the opportunity to take a leadership role. I hope they don't squander it.

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