1/31/2011 03:02:00 PM - 1 comments
Of course, no one is happy in the entire jailbreak community after the U.S court rendered its approval to Sony’s request of Temporary Restarting Orders against the young hacker George Hotz for jailbreaking the company’s flagship device PlayStation 3. George Hotz, or most popular in name GeoHot, has come up with a short note to show his dismay and warned that Sony might not get the right or skilled programmers in their future consoles or devices.Here is what GeoHot has posted on his website:
Note to Sony:
It’s apparent you don’t care about your reputation with consumers, and I can almost understand your point there.
Few people consider buying a TV or laptop a moral choice, and the consumer base is quite large.
But talented developers are in much shorter supply, and take it from one personally, who you choose to code for is much more of a moral choice.
The programmers you will one day be looking to hire are the ones reading the tech news sites right now.
And they will remember
If you unaware of the whole story, Sony sued GeoHot for jailbreaking the PlayStation 3 and distributing his Homebrew Signing Tools for PS3 3.55 jailbreak. The U.S District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston has granted Sony’s request for temporary restraining order (TRO) against George Hotz and he has also been ordered by the court to hand over all his devices, such as “computers, hard drives, CD-roms, DVDs, USB sticks, and any other storage devices” containing code used in the hack to an office in Trenton, New Jersey for impoundments. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak tool and Homebrew Signing tools on GeoHot’s website as he has removed it from there.
On the other hand, GeoHot is planning to jailbreak Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 smartphones. But unlike Sony, it seems like Microsoft is welcoming hackers to work on their devices. They even offer a free phone to GeoHot to jailbreak it. We will update you when more information on Geohot vs Sony Corp. battle comes in.