Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:05 UTC
Legal The week isn't even over yet, and we already have another instalment in the Apple-Psystar soap opera. Psystar has filed a new lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court in Miami, asking for an injunction and damages because of Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers".
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nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Mac OS X is a ( yet to be judged illegal based on false claim of property rights ) BSD , MIT , GPL LGPL , etc derivative. 99.8% of Mac OS X was not created by Apple ... nor do they own the technology or creation behind it.


So Aqua is less than 1% of OSX? That's pretty impressive given the size of xorg.

I find it funny how you are the biggest gpl advocate here and yet obviously are not a programmer or even have any idea as to how much work goes into something like OSX.

It only comfirms my previous experiences with gpl advocates which is that the most vocal don't produce anything of value. They just want all programmers to give their work away for free.

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Moulinneuf Member since:
2005-07-06

So Aqua is less than 1% of OSX?


"Aqua is the graphical user interface and primary visual theme of Apple Inc.'s Mac OS X operating system."

That's pretty impressive given the size of xorg.


http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/MacOSX/Concept...

Your comparing a user interface to a X video server ...

how you are the biggest gpl advocate here


I am not advocating the GPL ... I am against closing of Free software and removal of access to Open Source development. I don't advocate that everyone use it either.

obviously are not a programmer


Obviously not only a programmer ... I am a User , teacher , student , developer , visonary , programmer , dismantler and many other things ...

even have any idea as to how much work goes into something like OSX.


Not that much actually , they use and perfect others work , that took decade and millions more man hours and often close to billions dollas of devlopments to get a result. Not denigrating it's importance here , or quality here , just that it's perfectionist improvments
based on larger body of works of others.

It only comfirms my previous experiences with gpl advocates


You seem to be calling anyone you disagree with as GPL advocates ... Regardless if true or not.

which is that the most vocal don't produce anything of value.


That quote is so funny on this day :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/28/newsid_2...

They just want all programmers to give their work away for free.


Free as in Freedom , sure , Free as in gratis , seing as Free Software is the biggest money maker of all IT time ... I don't know maybe your lying to yourself and to others because your imagining the world in a bubble.

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nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Your comparing a user interface to a X video server ...

Oh so you want to get into a semantics debate? Of course I am talking about the windowing system. But whatever, so is everything on top of darwin less than 1% of the system? If Apple only added less than 1% of work to an existing system then Psystar should have no problem doing the same, right?


I am not advocating the GPL ... I am against closing of Free software and removal of access to Open Source development.


Your capitalization of the word free is in itself political in nature. If you describe open source software in gpl political terms instead of technical I will assume you to be a gpl advocate. What Stallman describes as "Free" software is merely gpl compatible software. I can similarly use the word "Free" to describe anything for political reasons. It isn't my gun, it's my Free to Defend device.



Not denigrating it's importance here , or quality here , just that it's perfectionist improvments based on larger body of works of others.

You would call taking a kernel and environment designed for mainframes and turning into into a graphical consumer operating system a perfectionist improvement?

Free as in Freedom , sure , Free as in gratis , seing as Free Software is the biggest money maker of all IT time ... I don't know maybe your lying to yourself and to others because your imagining the world in a bubble.


Here we go with more Stallman-speak. As for selling gpl software the most profitable software companies are proprietary. Companies like Red Hat are the exception to the rule since for most software you can't profit by giving it away.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


So Aqua is less than 1% of OSX? That's pretty impressive given the size of xorg.


Beyond Darwin, OS X compromises of a hell of a lot more than just Aqua.


I find it funny how you are the biggest gpl advocate here and yet obviously are not a programmer or even have any idea as to how much work goes into something like OSX.

It only comfirms my previous experiences with gpl advocates which is that the most vocal don't produce anything of value. They just want all programmers to give their work away for free.


Everything he says comes across as crazy gibberish. He's nothing but a loud troll that goes non stop like a broken record.

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