Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:04 UTC, submitted by HeLfReZ
Mac OS X As was to be expected, Apple's legal team got busy concerning the OSx86 Project. Just days after OSX 10.4.4 for Intel got cracked, the project closed down its forum with the following notice: "We're sorry to report that despite our best efforts, the OSx86 Project has been served with a DMCA violation notice. The forum will be unavailable while we evaluate its contents to remove any violations present. We thank you for your patience in this matter."
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by siki_miki on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:29 UTC
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Continue the good work outside of USA.

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RE: Solution?
by JimmyBob on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:43 in reply to "Solution?"
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Please explain to me how cracking OS X is "good work"? I'm not sure I understand how this could be within the law or in the best interests of anyone other than those who don't want to by an Official Mac box.

It would seem more profitable for those people involved to go and ask for a job at Apple. It sounds like they are good at what they do and I'm sure Apple would give them discount on the hardware so they didn't have to hack together a beige...

For the cause instead of against...

Maybe they should put thier effort into Win on Mac.

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RE[2]: Solution?
by Soulbender on Fri 17th Feb 2006 13:58 in reply to "RE: Solution?"
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"Please explain to me how cracking OS X is "good work"? I'm not sure I understand how this could be within the law or in the best interests of anyone other than those who don't want to by an Official Mac box. "

What you do with the software you own inside the comfort of your home is noones business. You can crack it and reverse engineer it as much as you want.
It doesnt get tricky until you start to 1) publish your findings and/or 2) redistributes modified versions.
The latter is without a doubt a copyright violation while the former is somewhat of a legal grey area.

Edited 2006-02-17 13:59

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RE[2]: Solution?
by Get a Life on Fri 17th Feb 2006 16:50 in reply to "RE: Solution?"
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I personally don't give even the tiniest little bit of concern to modifying OS X and running it on better computers than Apple sells. That doesn't interest me at all.

But on the other hand I do want to be able to modify or use any software I legally obtain in any manner I want. Whether that be to run Office in Wine, or to modify a binary I obtain to perform some arbitrary task, or even to reverse engineer some dictionary software released only for Windows so I can use its data files with a customized client on other operating systems. In short I don't want my personal freedom arbitrarily encroached upon by companies that aren't satisfied with having copyright protection given to them by the People well outside of my lifetime, and feel that's really just not sufficient. I don't want software to become littered with dozens of restrictions that content distributors will then use to rationalize increasingly placing such restrictions on every other kind of media. Personally you people that are so in love with Apple that you rationalize this asinine behavior that will be used everywhere else revolt me. People that so obviously just don't want people diluting the image they invent for themselves through their choice of operating system that anything that they think prevents it being sullied is the bees-knees even if it comes along with regulating how you can copy, or even watch a DVD.

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RE: Solution?
by gdanko on Fri 17th Feb 2006 18:39 in reply to "Solution?"
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Since when is stealing a good work?

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RE[2]: Solution?
by siki_miki on Sat 18th Feb 2006 20:17 in reply to "Solution?"
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It isn't stealing, it's modifying proprietary code to work on broader range of hardware. Besides crackers probably paid for that OS. Btw. what does DMCA law have to do with "stealing"?

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