Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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mckill
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2007-06-12

if you did a bit of research you would find out all those drivers are actually free and patched up from the community anyways that psystar are just reusing.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

if you did a bit of research you would find out all those drivers are actually free and patched up from the community anyways that psystar are just reusing.


I know. I tried them too (I have quite the experience installing Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer), but they didn't work well. On top of that, Psystar's DUB (whoever's sources it may be built on) did boot my machine - Chameleon does not.

Weird stuff, but I'm too lazy and too short on time to figure it all out.

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ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

....and that's what you're really paying Pystar to do. I'm sure they will provide the source to those who ask for it. I too have spent countless hours installing OSX on non-Apple hardware and I'm willing to pay a little for something that has a higher success rate and takes less time than spend any more time loading OSX by the trial-and-error method.

And as I said earlier, if you don't like or need this product, then don't buy it. I could just as easily pay one of the OSX script kiddies on my block to install OSX on my Dell, but I'd rather install it myself using a product such as this one thrown together by Pystar.

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