In the midst of its struggle to convince the justice that its performance in the legal market, not to mention the open processes to obtain the right to market Mac OS X with its computers, Psystar decided to make an amendment to the case to include its released Rebel EFI, which allows anyone to install the Apple system on PCs. According to the clone maker, its latest software makes no changes to the operating system: it is only distributed pre-installed on computers.
That would make it fair to think that it does not modify Mac OS X, as Apple has been accusing it for some time; instead, Psystar would be seen as just another company, distributing the programs it wants on its computers, sold with an operating system that is supposed to be used legally. The problem is that she is nevertheless accused of circumventing security measures imposed by Apple, although she still tries to say that she does so within a legislation on possible “maneuvers” that a developer / manufacturer may deem necessary to achieve interoperability between hardware and the software in question.
Anyway, the end result of the shares is a version of Mac OS X that runs in an illegal environment, without Apple's permission and on hardware that is not produced by Apple. In addition, the measures taken to achieve this result remain illegal, as the current legislation does not allow any “maneuver” to go beyond the purposes of analysis and identification, that is, the developer of the software (in this case, Apple). You must be aware of what has been done with your product on a particular hardware in order to authorize its sale.
No one who has analyzed this part of the case can understand how Psystar intends to get rid of the charges in court: first, saying that it only sells PCs with software pre-installed with the operating system; later, admitting that this program runs on security measures that Apple has integrated with Mac OS X. This is very confusing, but in the end, the clone maker continues to insist that it does everything legally.
An analysis made with the Rebel EFI recently may also represent a threat in all this history raised by Psystar: the application considered by it to be owner, but it appears to contain code covered by licenses open source from Apple, which could harm it in the future. For now, the developer of Mac OS X has not commented on this: the next step in the process will be to hear the requests for early judgment made by the two companies, something that is scheduled for November 12.
(via Edible Apple)