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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RE[5]: Oh no..
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 6th Oct 2009 15:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Oh no.."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Not if you break other laws in the process. And by bundling OS X you break basic copyright law. Apple made the software and Apple gets to dictate what you can do with it. You can't do what Psystar is doing. Period


Well, US judges disagree with you. I think I'm opting for their judgement, not your uninformed indoctrinated nonsense.

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RE[6]: Oh no..
by Piot on Tue 6th Oct 2009 18:58 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh no.."
Piot Member since:
2009-09-17

I think that requires a little clarification Thom.

What judgements are you referring to ?

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RE[6]: Oh no..
by wirespot on Wed 7th Oct 2009 07:10 in reply to "RE[5]: Oh no.."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

Well, US judges disagree with you. I think I'm opting for their judgement, not your uninformed indoctrinated nonsense.


Is the Apple vs Psystar suit over and I haven't heard of it? If you meant another suit please link to the decision. Otherwise you're showing just as uninformed as me.

I won't mention "indoctrinated" because there's no need, you've long ago proved your bias time and time again. I just wish you'd embrace it and come out with it; say "yes, I like Microsoft and regard Apple and Linux with contempt." I mean, it would be the minimum of disclosure you could offer, given you're publishing on a website called "OS News", not "Windows News".

And no, I don't mean you don't do other good work. It's just that you're biased and you're in the closet about it. I do it, I state "I'm with Apple on this one", or "I'm a long time Linux user and passionate about it". It's not hard, why can't you?

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RE[7]: Oh no..
by Laurence on Wed 7th Oct 2009 07:30 in reply to "RE[6]: Oh no.."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Is the Apple vs Psystar suit over and I haven't heard of it? If you meant another suit please link to the decision. Otherwise you're showing just as uninformed as me.

I won't mention "indoctrinated" because there's no need, you've long ago proved your bias time and time again. I just wish you'd embrace it and come out with it; say "yes, I like Microsoft and regard Apple and Linux with contempt." I mean, it would be the minimum of disclosure you could offer, given you're publishing on a website called "OS News", not "Windows News".

And no, I don't mean you don't do other good work. It's just that you're biased and you're in the closet about it. I do it, I state "I'm with Apple on this one", or "I'm a long time Linux user and passionate about it". It's not hard, why can't you?


Bias or not, he's right though.

And for the record - he's never came across as that biased to me.
If anything, peole use to complain that he posted too much Linux news. So I don't get how he's "anti-linux"

Edited 2009-10-07 07:33 UTC

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RE[7]: Oh no..
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 07:32 in reply to "RE[6]: Oh no.."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

I am against EULAs, yes, that's right. It has nothing to do with Apple. I hate Microsoft's EULAs just as much.

If all you can come up with is the tired old nonsense about me being anti-Apple - even though I probably sent more money their way than you have - then your position is weaker than I already thought it was.

As for cases - we've got Softman/Adobe, and the recent Autodesk/Verner. Both cases stated quite clearly that software is purchased, not licensed, and as such, you can resell it, and make the necessary copies for installation, or allow an other to do so. Those are the issues at the very heart of the matter. Esp. in the Autodesk/Verner case, the judge argued his decision by buikding upon A LOT of previous cases strengthening his decision.

However, you seem in agreement with companies like Apple and Autodesk, and don't mind that companies can bind you to whatever bullshit they want in their EULAs. That's your prerogative.

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