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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RE: Some thoughts...
by golimpio on Sat 24th Oct 2009 01:41 UTC in reply to "Some thoughts..."
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2009-10-17

I'm sure that it's likely that this product contains open source components. But, they aren't easy to use. It aseems like the Hackintosh enthusiasts like having the installs be as difficult and arcane as possible.

If this product makes the installs dead-easy, they respond to tech support requests, and add to the drivers available for OS X... I think this would be worth the money.

I don't have a problem paying $49.95 if they have made installation easier, provide ongoing support and updates, and develop drivers.


That's not wrong in improve an open source software and make money with it.

It's not about the money, it's about ethic. There are people working hard (and for free) to make it possible to install a MacOSX in any PC. If companies like Psystar use their software, they must give them credit.

If they are using GPL software, they must make the source code available for download.

Psystar is not the first one, EFi-x apparently did the same (it was reported by tom's hardware).

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RE[2]: Some thoughts...
by Ed W. Cogburn on Sun 25th Oct 2009 05:15 in reply to "RE: Some thoughts..."
Ed W. Cogburn Member since:
2009-07-24

If they are using GPL software, they must make the source code available for download.


netkas didn't use the GPL. It looks to me like his license is being violated, but this case has nothing to do with the GPL or with source code.

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