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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hilarious
by kittynipples on Tue 6th Oct 2009 17:32 UTC
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2006-08-02

I'm finding the gall of these people amusing - to set up an OEM cetification and licensing program for their software while at the same time they are completely disregarding the fact that Apple has not agreed to license its operating system to them for OEM resale.

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RE: hilarious
by Bobthearch on Tue 6th Oct 2009 19:26 in reply to "hilarious"
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2006-01-27

Pystar has no need to "license" anything from Apple, since Psystar buys OSX copies outright. ANYONE can buy OSX - no license required.

Regarding the "Certified" label, Psystar has never claimed their products were Apple-Certified, Apple-Authorized, Apple-Approved, or anything remotely similar; that would be a violation of copyright and/or other laws.

Edited 2009-10-06 19:30 UTC

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RE[2]: hilarious
by tylerdurden on Wed 7th Oct 2009 03:59 in reply to "RE: hilarious"
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2009-03-17

They are "licensing" to 3rd parties something on which they have no license.

Which is different that simple "reselling"

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RE: hilarious
by DrillSgt on Wed 7th Oct 2009 15:06 in reply to "hilarious"
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2005-12-02

I'm finding the gall of these people amusing - to set up an OEM cetification and licensing program for their software while at the same time they are completely disregarding the fact that Apple has not agreed to license its operating system to them for OEM resale.


I am not saying they are right or wrong. However, your statement is misleading, as they are not selling OS X as OEM, but rather the software they use to boot and install OS X. They are selling OS X at retail from my understanding, so not as an OEM product, nor at OEM pricing.

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