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 tylerdurden on Thu 29th Oct 2009 00:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai"
tylerdurden
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2009-03-17

No that is not "what every company does" companies pay employees salaries, or they pay for the IP if they get stuff not made in house, or at the very least they try to abide by the terms of the license if they are adopting open source code. And if they don't they get sued, which is what is happening to these fools via Apple.

Some of you must really be living in the basement of your parents if you think this is how companies carry out business. Seriously.

The strong reaction of repulse by the OSX86 guys behind a lot of the stuff Pisstar stole (Netkas et al) is a clear proof these idiots didn't even bother asking for permission.

Edited 2009-10-29 00:31 UTC

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