A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for controlling unauthorized access to encrypted application program code. Predetermined program code is encrypted with a first key. bla bla bla
Good to know. At least they are sharing some secrets with us. What else Kanna which we don't know yet...
to tell the true.... I'm interesting in iso loader.... I'll say a lay if I say not but... I have to say that for me is now more important have the video card (RSX) unlocked under linux. if sony will do it by her own (very difficoult but never say never) I'll be very happy too..
I have 2 PS3 60 gb , and I'm very happy to have them, this 2 machine have linux installed (ubuntu 9.10,yellow dog 6.2) and do their job very well but with the RSX for sure I can start to dream.
these fews of words are for say that game for PS3 for me are not so important cause PS3 offer many other things maybe most important, this FOR ME is the reason why Sony not provide in linux support of video card in the PS3 phat and in the PS3 Slim remove totally otheros.
I really think the likes of Sony, Nintendo et all miss the point with the homebrew development a lot of people try to do
For the few people that are sitting around trying to secure these devices (and rightly so given that they're trying to protect their intellectual property) there will be hundreds, possibly thousands more trying to break it for whatever reason; curiosity, enhance functionality, piracy (if that's your thing) respect/kudos in the dev community or just to see if they can do it and test their technical skill.
Personally, I have no technical skill so I'm of the ilk that thinks if a machine is capable of SO much more, why limit it? (Put a DVD drive in a Wii and then disable the DVD playback functionality Nintendo? I mean really? ))
Naturally, the response from the manufacturers/developers and the like will be so we can make more money out of you. I just think they need to encourage creative development. As much as whoever will try to protect things, there will always be people to trying to break the protection.
I think one of the best things Sony did with the original PS3 was giving it the ability to run a Linux distro. If you've got that running, think of the functionality that gives you. I think rather than lock things down to, they should really try and encourage stuff like iTunes and the iPhone/Touch application model where here you go. You make apps and games that people want and then we charge for it together. You make money. We make money.
By patenting and further trying to lock it down, you're just going to be challenging the creative devs/hackers to break you down further.
A random thought occurs to me, I don't think it has anything to do with the scene, as in "OMG THEY'RE CRACKING IT", rather I can see it being used more for those nice PS3 farms the Air Force has. Those are things I can see needing more hardcore protection.