Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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Why should I have to get Pystar...
by mrhasbean on Tue 6th Oct 2009 05:52 UTC
mrhasbean
Member since:
2006-04-03

...to certify my hardware? Surely if I just buy the EFI and bootloader from Pystar I can load it on whatever hardware I like and sell it and advertise the fact that it uses Pystar's technology.

And why should it have to be in the Server, Desktop or Mobile market? If I want to build an embedded device that uses it why should they be able to tell me what I can and can't use it on?

I am buying it after all aren't I? ;)

If it's good for the goose...

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

That seems to be the point.

Psystar sells a license for the proprietary boot loader and provides a list of hardware known to work with osX.

You buy the boot loader license and if your hardware is on the list of known good hardware then you get to say "Psystar Certified".

Psystar buys osX and installs it on hardware which apple will not stamp as "Apple certified". You can go right on ahead and buy Psystar's software and your own osX to install on hardware which Apple will not stamp "Apple certified" and Psystar may not stamp "Psystar certified" on. No problem.. No gander complaining about being held to the same standards demanded fo the goose.

(of course, you could get anything from an EFI dongle to the FOSS boot loader without Psystar's help)

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