[RANT]False Beeprog. AGAIN.

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Tue Jun 23 11:10:04 CDT 2015

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 12:03 PM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at Update.UU.SE> wrote:
> On 2015-06-23 17:59, Alexandre Souza wrote:
>>> I doubt there any legal problems with their course of action. They are
>>> not obliged to ensure that their software works correctly on a pirate
>>> copy of their hardware.
>>> If they add some additional checks, and they trap out on a clone, I
>>> doubt that could be considered illegal. They do not try to destroy
>>> your device. Their software just refuse to run. And I can't see it
>>> other than they are in their right to do that. Talk with the
>>> manufacturer of the clone for a software update from them instead.
>>    If you use a software newer than 2.62, it bricks your clone device.
>> Period.
> Yes. Ask the manufacturer of the device to fix it. Do you really expect that someone who have nothing to do with the device has any responsibility here? You (or whoever) install software that was not intended for the device on it anyway, and then you blame the maker of that software.

It depends.  If the failure is an accidental side effect of a failed attempt to talk to the device, that’s excusable.  If the code goes out of its way to disable the device, it is not.  It’s a bit like bringing your Ford to a Chevy garage.  A result of “I can’t fix that” is fine.  Having the technicians pull out the spark plugs and say “ok, here is your car back” is not.

> Do you also try to install OS-X on a DELL laptop, and claim that it's Apples fault that your DELL machine don't work? (God knows what interesting things might happen if you actually try this...)

Most likely it will detect the wrong hardware and simply say “not supported” and stop.  But it won’t wipe the device BIOS in retaliation.


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