Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Do you really believe that after the EFI-X debacle, as well as being in court, as well being scrutinised by thousands of raving mad Apple fans, they would really risk violating an open source license?


Why not? Legally, as of this moment, they're already violating Apple's license so why would any other licenses be safe from Psystar? Whether or not the clauses in Apple's eula are eventually ruled valid or not, at the moment what they are doing is technically illegal by the letter of the law. If they're willing to violate Apple's license, why not foss licenses too? I'm not inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt here.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Whether or not the clauses in Apple's eula are eventually ruled valid or not, at the moment what they are doing is technically illegal by the letter of the law.


No, it's not. Even IF it would be a breach of contract, it would not be illegal.

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Umm ... HUH?!
by mrhasbean on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:39 in reply to "RE[3]: Psystar is trash, why support them?"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

"Whether or not the clauses in Apple's eula are eventually ruled valid or not, at the moment what they are doing is technically illegal by the letter of the law.


No, it's not. Even IF it would be a breach of contract, it would not be illegal.
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Why is it called Contract Law then? If breaching a contract isn't breaking the law all contracts are invalid because there would be no recourse if you breached them. It isn't breaking CRIMINAL law, but it certainly IS breaking CIVIL law, which is why they are presently in court.

Does that spell it out simply enough for you to understand Thom?

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