Clementine OS left as fast as it came

Clementine O.S.

A few days ago we echoed the sale of Pear OS to a mysterious company that had decided to remain anonymous. Shortly after Clementine OS came out, fork of Pear OS who wanted to take the baton of David Tavares to continue offering a Mac OS X clone with taste of Linux.

Well, Clementine OS has also disappeared from the map. Apparently because a company threatened to sue its developer. Or at least that's what it claims.

According to the one who was to be the main manager of Clementine OS, said company threatened to proceed legally against him if he did not remove the installation images of pear os 8 from the now defunct Clementine OS site. I signed a contract and faxed it. Open source or not, I can't fork Pear OS ”, says the creator of the now defunct Clementine OS, adding that the contract also stipulated that it should close the distribution site.

Although the user did not reveal the name of the company, he did ensure that it is not Apple as many think. "It has nothing to do with Apple, believe me, it is not even close [...] and I have finished commenting, I can not confirm or deny anything", sentences. Well that's it.

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  1.   dbillyx (@dbillyx) said

    If it's not apple, maybe the NSA….

    Where is the term software freedom?

    If distros start to be bought by companies with the intention of commercial use $$$$$ or ending in threatening terms to those who follow the philosophy of freedom ... for my part, don't touch Debian ... if not ... a fourth world war could occur…

  2.   José Antonio said

    He signed a contract and therefore, as he correctly says, he cannot distribute, or fork Pear Os, but what about the other users?

    What about the other developers? They never signed any contract, much less, and being opensource I think something can be done, or that they will sue the entire community?

    1.    Francis J. said

      Exactly. The truth is that the whole thing around Pear OS is quite strange. For my part, I never saw much seriousness in Clementine OS and, like you, I do not think that it can not be forked even if it is a version of Pear OS prior to 8.

  3.   Quelesden said

    Free Linux free software bullshit developers just pretend copies.
    You only sign the brand not the software
    What a visionless developer shit
    They just pretend with something new and then come out with pure rubbish that I can't why sign
    The true story is like this
    These characters are dock developers and they only make these distros to get attention so that people are more interested in apple
    So don't be naïve and if you want a mac-style Linux, the code is just a matter of working on it.
    Freedom is something that does not exist and will never exist.
    As much as it is proclaimed how to do with peace
    Without further ado I say goodbye to how ignorant they all are
    Greetings Unix don't ever die

    1.    Marcelo orlando said

      Deep down we all suspected it