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[4]: Comment by kaiwai
by darknexus on Wed 28th Oct 2009 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Certainly, butnux vendors didn't try to cover it up and further provided the source for all components they were required to. True, their proprietary configuration tools weren't always open but that's well within their rights if they developed it themselves. Psystar is violating the license by not providing the source and by not including a copy of the APSL with their product. They do not necessarily need to provide all the source to Rebel EFI if there are parts they developed in house that are not modifications to existing components, but they do have to provide the source to the APSL-covered components they've modified. Let's wait a bit and see if they come through on that.

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