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What the … ?

That’s what parallels 7 showed after installing parallels tools for mac inside VM.

So, their innovations is to sell open source software(Chameleon) ?

hm, mkay, sorry guys, no fun – http://www.parallels.com/support/desktop/licensing/

Some comment from Parallels, not sure if it’s true, ip is from Seattle .

Hi all – we wanted share an official statement from Parallels Inc. on the use of Chameleon in Parallels Desktop 7:

The Chameleon 2.0-RC2 code which we use is licensed under the terms of an Apple Public Source License. On the Parallels third-party code use page (http://www.parallels.com/support/desktop/licensing/) we explain the use of the Chameleon project code. As per the license rules, we’re preparing our sources for publication and will provide them around the time of our official product availability.

If you have any additional questions, please send an email to license@parallels.com.

Comments

  1. c0rk007hck
    September 1st, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Well, they know how apple responds to companies like these.
    Take a look at psystar.

  2. 1021380
    September 1st, 2011 | 12:43 pm

    Can’t be possible!

    But our builds are updated in very short periods, don’t think they will do so, therefore they are even tomorrow out of date :D :D :D .

    I still prefer Oracle Virtual box :D
    And lion works fine in it – even on windows!

  3. September 1st, 2011 | 1:33 pm

    Может так и до официальной поддержки Хакинтоша доживём? :)

  4. Oleg
    September 1st, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    ну что можно сказать. поживем на vmware. такую репутацию о себе только может сделать компания, не имеющая достойных разработчиков. удачи

  5. September 1st, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    @netkas modbin tells me since fassl created the gui for chameleon that parallels has been using chameleon i am going to assault them on twitter to see if the acknowledge the work of others and if they intend on donating to the chameleon team also ill see about having their app kg’ed and having the kg publicly released

  6. Istivi Jobis
    September 1st, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    Psystar….. o_O …. Parallels

  7. ScorcheR
    September 1st, 2011 | 3:22 pm
  8. MJ
    September 1st, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Anyway EFI Emulation sux. Viva UEFI/DSDT Fix.

  9. Stefan
    September 1st, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Wow, WTF indeed! O_O
    Well perhaps they have no problem giving insight into the relevant source code. But I’m curious too!

  10. MYW
    September 1st, 2011 | 5:56 pm

    PolishOX you care so much about things that don’t matter. They won’t donate, it’s open source so they can use it, stop crying.

  11. tdt
    September 1st, 2011 | 6:36 pm

    Let’s wait and see when P7 ships. Right now, all it shows is they borrow the the Boot screen interface. If they wont acknowledge using the open source by then, we &&@# them?

  12. Antoine
    September 1st, 2011 | 6:48 pm

    That is a complete absurd!
    Sometimes I feel like helping companies instead of people while helping hackintosh.
    Worse that I feel is the situation they create over colaborative works, we are almost obligated to play their games with licenses & etc this way…
    Living and learning, with terrible examples to learn from :-(

  13. M
    September 1st, 2011 | 6:58 pm
  14. chonese_spy
    September 1st, 2011 | 7:20 pm

    они походу залетели… одного взгляда на логотип достаточно…

  15. September 1st, 2011 | 9:27 pm

    Остается только чтобы о данной ситуации узнало как можно больше людей. Может они как и в случае с Wine принесут извинения и опубликуют код.

    http://www.evilence.com/2011/09/parallels-stolen-chameleon-bootloader.html

    ///на то и расчет.

  16. seom
    September 1st, 2011 | 10:19 pm

    Let’s all ask them on twitter, until they make an official statement.

  17. seom
    September 1st, 2011 | 10:30 pm

    Here’s a reply from twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ParallelsCares/status/109375150859894784

    No official reply, but at least they didn’t ignore me.

  18. September 2nd, 2011 | 5:00 am

    @MTW

    You’re fucking retarded. LOL

    They are obligated by the license to share their modified source code which they haven’t done.

    Please don’t be a fucktard on netkas’s blog.

  19. September 2nd, 2011 | 6:54 am

    WTF… time to make some calls and send the dogs out

  20. Stanly.ok
    September 2nd, 2011 | 9:52 am

    пхах! может в суд? если Chameleon не для продажи, то его нельзя продавать, что-то похожее было с VLC player в App Store

  21. dd
    September 2nd, 2011 | 11:39 am

    Guys, come on, Chameleon is under APSL license, it’s absolutely legal to use that code for commercial purpose.

    ///It’s not legal to change license of code (from opensource to commercial closed source) without permissions of all developers involved into the project.

  22. dd
    September 2nd, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Just read the license please ,point 2. http://www.opensource.apple.com/license/apsl/

  23. Antoine
    September 2nd, 2011 | 6:15 pm

    @dd Chameleon is a GPLv2 http://forge.voodooprojects.org/p/chameleon/source/tree/HEAD/trunk/GPL_V2_LICENSE software based on Darwin Bootloader (which is APSL)- the modifications made under GPLv2 are being commented, not the original apple darwin bootloader, which is not being used “nude”. We clearly see the GPL v2 GUI!

  24. dd
    September 2nd, 2011 | 7:25 pm

    but the latest RC4 asunder APSL , no?
    http://chameleon.osx86.hu/articles/chameleon-20-rc4-is-out

  25. Jack Black
    September 2nd, 2011 | 8:04 pm

    I think they use the Chameleon bootloader.
    Why? It looks exactly the same even the background collour is the original chameleon one. And the logo of the buttons. Only bootbanner has changed. Some ppl think they don’t use it because chameleon updates itself almost every day. BUT they just took a stable chameleon version and since Mac hardware is the same as PC one just with other ORIGINAL apple bios so it won’t need any kexts.
    MMmmmmm… Thiefs

  26. September 2nd, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Russian site doesn’t show respect for Chameleon
    (http://www.parallels.com/ru/support/desktop/licensing/)

    while US one doesn’t show respect for Wine.
    (http://www.parallels.com/support/desktop/licensing/)

    Weird.

  27. MTW
    September 3rd, 2011 | 9:03 pm

    @PolishIdiot

    They aren’t required to do anything. ASPL and GPL aren’t enforceable in Court. They can take whatever they want and use it. Get over it, stop crying about things that don’t matter.

    Also, grow up. Your random outbursts of tears are annoying.

  28. eri4
    September 3rd, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    Чё за!В суд на них за кражу интелектуальной собственности!И байкот продукта!

  29. September 4th, 2011 | 12:20 am

    Hi all – we wanted share an official statement from Parallels Inc. on the use of Chameleon in Parallels Desktop 7:

    The Chameleon 2.0-RC2 code which we use is licensed under the terms of an Apple Public Source License. On the Parallels third-party code use page (http://www.parallels.com/support/desktop/licensing/) we explain the use of the Chameleon project code. As per the license rules, we’re preparing our sources for publication and will provide them around the time of our official product availability.

    If you have any additional questions, please send an email to license@parallels.com.

  30. bal
    September 4th, 2011 | 4:28 am

    @MTW: Obvious troll is obvious. GPL has held up in court, multiple times across the world.

  31. usr-sse2
    September 4th, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    это не только в 7 было, я видел и раньше

  32. September 4th, 2011 | 5:32 pm

    @MTW

    We got their attention and they will provide sources.

    Looks like you’re proven wrong and are a fucktard.

    YOU LOSE! FAILBOY!

  33. youminbuluo
    September 5th, 2011 | 2:40 pm

    actually pd6 has it too

  34. September 6th, 2011 | 11:52 pm

    Well, at the last year I did the same, and the Parallels gave-me their chameleon source code.
    I did the same with vmware too, but no luck… They don’t gave-me their sources. At http://www.apple.com we haven’t a place to report this dirty things.

  35. September 8th, 2011 | 1:52 am

    [...] уличили в использовании Chameleon bootloader — «хакерского» загрузчика, позволяющего запускать Mac [...]

  36. September 11th, 2011 | 10:02 am

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  37. Parallels_ru
    September 13th, 2011 | 1:20 pm

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