Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2009 08:44 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are several options out there if you wan to run Mac OS X on your non-Apple labelled computer, but one of them appears to be in serious trouble. It has been uncovered that the EFI-X module is nothing more than a USB stick with a DRM chip, with code from the hackintosh community on it - without attribution. On top of that, its firmware update utility uses LGPL code - again, without attribution.
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I find it funny
by Bit_Rapist on Mon 21st Sep 2009 19:50 UTC
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2005-11-13

So let me get this straight. The tools that are used to run OS X on any PC are GPL, the tools also (arguably of course) allow one to break the EULA for OS X. Now people are throwing a fit because a group of people are not 'honoring' the licensing terms of the tools which allow you to break the EULA of OS X ?

Also if these tools are GPL, all this company really needs to do is make the source code available and they would be compliant wouldn't they?

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RE: I find it funny
by apoclypse on Mon 21st Sep 2009 20:03 in reply to "I find it funny"
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

The problem with that is that the company would then have to admit that they were basically swindling users by selling them a USB stick with the same software they could already download for free for $230. I doubt that they are going to want to do that.

However it does at credence to the saying "There is a sucker born every minute". I kind of feel sorry for those who bought into hype.

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