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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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by tomcat on Wed 28th Oct 2009 21:27 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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People are surprised? from a group of scum only scum can from them.

Scum? WTF. Seriously, man, it's not cool labeling them "scum" because you disapprove of their dealings with Apple. I can think of a lot of reasons to label Apple with the same moniker, given the sleazy things they do on a daily basis.

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by tylerdurden on Wed 28th Oct 2009 22:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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Please list these things that Apple does that puts them in the same level as Pysstar.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by tomcat on Thu 29th Oct 2009 01:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Geez ... where to begin...

Locking down the iPhone so that only "approved" apps can run

Changing the iPod protocols to prevent interoperability

Force-feeding iTunes users with unnecessary and unwanted additional Apple software (Safari)

Packaging Quicktime security updates with iTunes

Designing iPod battery so that you have to return the unit to get a replacement

Rejecting Google Voice and other iPhone apps that compete with Apple

Suing enthusiast websites for releasing pre-release product information

Suing enthusiast websites containing "iPod" in their domain names

Sleazily backdating stock options for Apple executives

Including a "kill switch" in the iPhone for any mod/app that Apple doesn't approve

Misappropriating work from artists such as Christian Marclay and Postal Service for use in their commercials

Outright lying in almost every Mac vs PC ad.

... there's plenty more, but you get the gist.

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