Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Nov 2009 21:53 UTC
Legal We've got some progress in the other legal case Apple is involved in. The California case, Apple vs. Psystar, is more or less a done deal, but the Florida case, Psystar vs. Apple, is only just beginning. As it promised it would do, Apple has now asked the court in California to either dismiss the Florida case, or transfer it to California. Apple is also asking for a permanent injuction against Psystar. Through this motion, we also gain some juicy insight into Psystar's sales projections - and more interestingly, how many machines the clone maker actually sold.
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RE: Reality however is Fair
by Slambert666 on Fri 27th Nov 2009 07:02 UTC in reply to "Reality however is Fair"
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The issue is not how many units they sold or planned to sell or were capable of selling. The issue is weather a closed source OS is protected by the same copyrights as any other product. Apple is Apple the same way that Nike is Nike and Guinness is Guinness.

You are allowed to buy a pair of Nike shoes and resell them to anyone, they are a product, you can buy it and sell it again. You can likewise wear those Nike shoes with any pants of your choice.

The issue here is if an OS is licensed or not. Apparently in the US it is licensed and therefore not a product like anything else.

If Apple were selling shoes they would be restricting the choice of pants to only "Apple pants" and sue retailers that were selling pants not approved by Apple together with their "Apple shoes".

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v RE[2]: Reality however is Fair
by sphexx on Fri 27th Nov 2009 09:21 in reply to "RE: Reality however is Fair"
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But you are not allowed to remove the Nike trademark, attach it to a generic pair of shoes and sell them as Nike. If we are going to use these ridiculous analogies then that would be a better one.


That makes no sense, and isn't IN ANY WAY like what clone makers are doing.

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Si - My bad I got lazy at midnight with a belly full of American turkey and wine. I expected the average reader could extrapolate based on context, poor editing choice.
Apple is not nor has ever claimed to be a FOSS Company/Entity. They have no obligation to please everyone all the time. Apple has been a HW company longer than many of the readers and viewers here have been alive. Hardware has vastly different realities than software. If you feel like the Mac Pro Tower is not enough machine for the price (then you are right) then do not buy one.
However back on point I am not debating weather the SW is licensed I am calling 'foul' when some other company tries to force that decision for apple.
What is it with all the Psystar Love? Have they done anything that made the OS ecosystem better. Has Psystar written any real programs, were anyone sane really expecting them to win? How much Coke do you have to to in Florida to come up with projected sales numbers like that?

Well I am going to stick a Nike logo on my coffee mug and see if it smells like the Gym.

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