[clug] Off topic: OS/X USB boot device for 'normal' PC'S

Neill Cox neill.cox at ingenious.com.au
Wed Jun 25 02:08:05 GMT 2008

The license actually says "Apple-labeled computer". I think a lawyer would
interpret that as a computer labeled by Apple, not some random piece of
hardware with an Apple sticker.

I can't see Apple coming after you for doing this, just as individuals tend
to get away with making illegal copies of Windows, but is this something
F/OSS advocates should be suggesting?  Don't we have enough people who
already think that we're all pirates and/or communists?  If we expect other
to respect our licenses, shouldn't we reciprocate?


On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Arjen Lentz <arjen at lentz.com.au> wrote:

> The license says that OSX must be run on "Apple branded hardware".
> So you grab one of those nice Apple stickers, and plonk it on your
> hardware.
> This satisfies the licensing requirement perfectly.
> If that was not what Apple meant/intended, they should rephrase their
> licensing text ;-)
> In the mean time, it should jive.
> Cheers,
> Arjen.
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