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Do you support Open Source licensing?

CNET doesn't, nor do they respect the GPL, BSD, CDDB, or other Open Souirce licenses.

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CDDB (which stands for Compact Disc Database) is a licensed

In reply to: Do you support Open Source licensing?

CDDB (which stands for Compact Disc Database) is a licensed trademark of Gracenote, Inc.

Your opening remark seems to be confused since CDDB is not open source at all.

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Confusing statement

In reply to: CDDB (which stands for Compact Disc Database) is a licensed

Much the same as you not wanting people to know what license are not respected by CNET?
Or as confusing as why you won't do the research?

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The confusion...

In reply to: Confusing statement

-> You included CDDB in your list of open source licenses when it's not open source at's proprietary.

-> You claim that Cnet doesn't respect open source licenses but then decline to explain why you believe that is so or offer any evidence of it.

-> You claim that Bob does not want "people to know what license are not respected by CNET" when in fact it was he who told you to start a new thread on the topic.

-> You claim Bob "won't do the research" when he did regarding is you who did not look up its current status.

Thus, it is you who are causing confusion by making unsupported claims and repeatedly changing the subject of the conversation instead of addressing the comments of others. Sorry, but discussions which have no foundation or direction aren't discussions at all.


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This is what you need.

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CDDL, a spelling error. Too bad you weren't obsessed with yourselves, you'd notice that.
I had to pick the easiest loink of all. Follow it to bsd, and bsd licenses.
Since the core is made up of this, and the core has parts from the freebsd project, the core is subject to being available to the public undfer these license.

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In reply to: This is what you need.

Someone obsessed with himself/herself would speak primarily of himself/herself, ignoring what others had to say. We, on the other hand, have been speaking of open source licensing and your posts, not ourselves, so your latest claim makes no sense. Further, you specified CBBD, which does exist, and so we had faith that you were thinking of CBBD, just as you said. Mistakes are understandable, but you cannot expect others to be mind readers and automatically know when you write the wrong acronym.

Beyond that, you still have not addressed any of the points made previously, including:
-> Why you believe Cnet to disrespect open-source licenses.
-> Why you believe Bob does not want "people to know what license are not respected by CNET" when in fact it was he who told you to start a new thread on the topic.
-> Why you claim Bob "won't do the research" when he did regarding CDDB. (Even after Bob's post stating what CDDB was you accused him of not knowing what he was talking about, when you later admitted you made a mistake.)
-> What the subject of the post was that you claim was deleted.
-> Why and how you believe Cnet must "respect" all licenses, even when the company does not use the software.

In short, you've ignored every valid question raised, instead choosing to, for the most part falsely, criticize others. So, I offer the opportunity again: Clarify what you mean and state your case or move on.


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I have presented my case.

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I listed the licenses and corrected myself. I did not post CBBD.
Here is the argument again.
The Mac OS X contains elements from different Open Source licenses.
What I presented was a legal way of creating a Mac clone and of modifying a system without breaking any agreement. EULA means nothing if it prevents an Open Source license from being used.
Maybe if you let people who use the OSX system that there is a way of improving and adding onto the system without breaking any copyright or agreement. Harware becomes supported when someone builds the drivers for it.
Did I post any links to cracking the OS X? No.
Did I present any method that would mean modifying the system to run on untested hardware? No
Did I present sound methods of rebuilding and improving the OS by using the proper tools and sources? Yes.

I've gone through Aplle's Open licenses. It's written similar to Redhat's but is a BSD style. The new kernel is 5.4 and is still behind. Even the old system came under the BSD license. I presented the fact that parts of the system had inspired a GPL project and that this project was available to use. I presented the fact that a system environment could be built with Open Source tools and distributions.
Not one time did I ever present a method that was illegal in any sense.

You don't mention the developmental model of Apple's systems nor do you let people know that parts of the system are and can be modified by sound means.

I have stated myself and I have done it with proof.

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Try again please.

In reply to: I have presented my case.

Post this in the right forum. This isn't it. A fresh post with your comments and assertions is most welcome.

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