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: Geez!
by tylerdurden on Wed 28th Oct 2009 23:04 UTC in reply to "Geez!"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

That is not the point at all... thanks for the red herring though.

It has nothing to do with the people wanting or not their product, but the fact that their product is based on other people's work... developers from whom they (pisstar) did not obtain any sort of permission. To top it all off, Pisstar is not complying with the licenses and the terms under which the codes they are ripping off were released.

In other words, these idiots are not only ripping off unsuspecting customers, they are actually ripping off the people that developed most of their product to begin with.

Again, this has nothing to do with personal choices regarding the purchasing of a product, it has a heck of a lot to do with completely and utterly unethical business practices.

Frankly I can't wait until Apple legal puts the final smack down on these fools.

Edited 2009-10-28 23:06 UTC

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RE[2]: Geez!
by alcibiades on Thu 29th Oct 2009 16:44 in reply to "RE: Geez!"
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

The question is: do you dislike Psystar as company? Or is it that you think everyone installing OSX should be prosecuted too?

All the Mac enthusiasts are enormously hostile to Psystar, but one suspects they are actually hostile to anyone installing OSX on a non Mac.

Which is it?

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RE[3]: Geez!
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 29th Oct 2009 20:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Geez!"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

All the Mac enthusiasts are enormously hostile to Psystar, but one suspects they are actually hostile to anyone installing OSX on a non Mac.


Of course Maclots are hostile to all Hackintosh uers, and most of that hostility can be racked up to bitterness. They had to go through intense mental gymnastics to convince themselves that they weren't being massively ripped-off by paying Apple's exorbitant prices - then they see people getting the exact same thing, but for a fraction of the cost. Unacceptable!

So out come the standard vague, pseudo-intellectual bits of Apple fanboy rhetoric about "elegance" and the "Mac experience." And that's mixed in with some new intellectually-desperate generalizations about how all Psystar/Hackintosh supporters are thieves/pirates, or jealous of Apple, or hate Apple, or they're cheapskates with no taste, etc.

Anything to make it seem like the Psystar/Hackintosh PCs aren't actually a good deal (because they believe that would make Apple's prices justified, by extension). Apparently Maclots don't even have a problem mocking people for being poor, if they state cost as a reason for not buying a Mac.

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RE[2]: Geez!
by tomcat on Thu 29th Oct 2009 16:50 in reply to "RE: Geez!"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

It has nothing to do with the people wanting or not their product, but the fact that their product is based on other people's work... developers from whom they (pisstar) did not obtain any sort of permission. To top it all off, Pisstar is not complying with the licenses and the terms under which the codes they are ripping off were released. In other words, these idiots are not only ripping off unsuspecting customers, they are actually ripping off the people that developed most of their product to begin with.


What do you mean "ripping off the people that developed most of their product"? The folks who developed the product gave away the code for free. It's impossible to "rip them off", unless you mean they aren't getting the benefit of Psystar's improvements.

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