Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:44 UTC
Apple The website of a Miami-based networking and security solutions reseller became inaccessible Monday, shortly after the company began advertising an unauthorized Mac clone for a fraction of the cost of Apple's cheapest system. Dubbed OpenMac, the USD 400 offering from Psystar Corporation is described as 'a low-cost high-performance computing platform' based on the ongoing OSX86Project - a hacker-based initiative aimed at maintaining a version of the Mac OS X operating system for everyday PCs. The website is back online now, and the machine has been renamed to Open Computer. Update: Psystar says they will continue to sell the Open Computer system, despite the fact that it appears to violate Apple's EULA. "We're not breaking any laws," they insisted.
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kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Again, splitting hairs, but does the contract actually define "Apple-labeled" as "machine with Apple firmware" or, does it reference another document that does?


You are the one coming up with the term 'Apple-labeled', the MacOS X EULA is quite clear, alo

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droidix Member since:
2008-03-13

Actually, that term appears quite frequently in license:

http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Actually, that term appears quite frequently in license:

http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf


Well, its pretty damn common-sense; a machine made under the licence Apple (in the case of the machines contracted out to assemble) and with Apple firmware. In other words, an Apple machine. I don't know how one could make that any clearer. Its as stupid as those who think they own the software - if they, after purchasing software, OWNED the software then one could easily reverse engineer, copy HUGE chucks (because after all, owning the software would mean also owning copyright over it), and then resell it. The whole software model would go down the toilet.

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