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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bousozoku
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2006-01-23

Odd that Psystar would be so reckless while in the middle of a nasty court case with Apple. It has been claimed that they are "scum bags". And yet, this is more suggestive of their being "stupid", which is a different thing, entirely.

I can't help but feel that there is more to this story than currently meets the eye.

So I will continue to watch and wait.

P.S. It is amusing to consider the possibility that Apple, or a rogue Apple employee or fan, hacked Psystar's site and planted the download there, unbeknownst to them. In the bizarre world of the Apple-Psystar conflict, that would not be entirely beyond the pale. ;-)


Having lived in Floriduh for 11 years, it's totally possible that they're both scummy and stupid. That's not to say that everyone there is like that, but there are a lot of people working around the law constantly and the government often has no problem with it.

I couldn't see a rogue Apple employee uploading something to Psystar's site, but a Mac fanatic might as there is a lot of outrage amongst them right now.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

"a lot of outrage amongst them"

There is? I haven't read a paper today, maybe it is on the front page of USA Today?

"APPLE FANBOIS RANT AND RIOT OVER EVIL PSYSTAR"

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

"a lot of outrage amongst them"

There is? I haven't read a paper today, maybe it is on the front page of USA Today?

"APPLE FANBOIS RANT AND RIOT OVER EVIL PSYSTAR"


They rant about everything (remotely pertaining to Apple), including when Apple doesn't make the machines exactly the way they want.

You did know that Apple are the saviours of humanity, didn't you? As a benevolent society, they are trusted not only with our data (see guest accounts on Snow Leopard) but with our first-born children. Then again, I've heard similar rumblings about Linus Torvalds, FSF/Richard Stallman, and Bill Gates.

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