This answer from 2010 is oft-cited as reason for questions about "Hackintoshes" (fancy word for "Running macOS on non-Apple hardware") not being allowed. The reasoning is that we don't want "a reputation for encouraging something that may or may not be illegal".
That's a horrible guideline, and it isn't even applicable here. There is no law against running macOS on non-Apple hardware. Yes, you signed an agreement to download the OS. That agreement is a civil contract. Apple could, conceivably, take you to court to claim civil damages. Very different than criminal justice.
there is no such things as worldwide legal agreements. Apple can put into their usage agreements whatever they like, in many countries that would never hold in court. --Arjan
No country allows its corporations to single-handedly impose statutory limits on its citizens--even when the corporation is as successful and respected as Apple. It is absurd to imagine that any arbitrary EULA might enjoy the force of law.
- There is nothing illegal about asking questions that abjure a EULA--you cannot call it a "grey area" if there is no law to skirt.
- There is nothing illegal about offering ideas on how one might subvert a EULA. Speculation isn't contravention--and neither one is illegal.
So, let's have the hackintosh discussion again, almost seven years later. I'd propose that the 'ban' on such questions be lifted.