Hackintosh

Mark Waddingham mark at livecode.com
Wed Aug 2 17:05:08 EDT 2017


Richard just said what I was thinking but much much better!

Warmest Regards,

Mark.

Sent from my iPhone

> On 2 Aug 2017, at 23:03, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> 
> > No, I don't think we have to respect Apple's policy at all.
> 
> A similar view might ask whether the DevaWriter license terms need to be respected, or LiveCode Ltd.'s, or Stephen King's, or the protections afforded any creator of an original work.
> 
> Many of us here earn our living through intellectual property.  So personally, I feel it reflects well on our community to respect other people's IP as we ask them to respect ours.
> 
> Whether any given action may be a violation of law is a matter for attorneys.  Encouraging mutual respect seems simply a matter of good taste.
> 
> FWIW I have no personal opinion about hackintoshes one way or another, and I think Apple might do its platform a favor by considering licensing the OS on other hardware (though unlike before, this time do it earnestly so it might actually stand a a chance of working).
> 
> But Apple has made their intentions clear, and it is their right to apply any terms they feel are in the interest of their shareholders. Those who want a different license can choose software governed by a license they like.
> 
> 
> > But I do tend to agree that any discussion of anything that might rub
> > Apple up the wrong way if it is to take place on this use-list should
> > only be in relation to LiveCode.
> 
> That's pretty much all the Forum Guidelines ask for, and all that Mark Waddingham has asked for here.
> 
> It's not even about Apple really, but about creating an environment that clearly respects the efforts of developers and the rights afforded them under the Berne agreement.
> 
> -- 
> Richard Gaskin
> LiveCode Community Liaison
> richard at livecode.org
> 
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