While Psystar tries to prove the legality of its business to American justice, the Miami New Times today published a profile of the company's founders, especially Robert Pedraza (photo on the side), a programmer who made the Hackintosh used by her.
Robert, 24, started the company along with his brother, Rudy a year older. The (six-page) text in the newspaper is great for us to learn a little more about how two young people are fiercely challenging one of the largest technology firms in the world.
Curious facts: Rob and Rudy's father was convicted of cocaine trafficking; one of the brothers started the business shortly after surviving an almost fatal car accident; Psystar is probably already generating income, but most of it is earmarked for legal costs; and Psystar's apparent success has already fueled the emergence of other similar companies around the world, the most recent in Italy.
Citing intellectual property lawyers, the report says Psystar has a good chance of winning the fight against Apple. "There is basically a really interesting issue here, which is whether the license agreement (for Mac OS X use) is even valid," said Randy Friedberg, who follows the case in New York.
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