The good news? Others whom GeoHot shared the PS3 METLDR info and LV2 dump with are currently using his work to continue hacking the PS3 console, with rumors from IRC (for what those are worth LOL) indicating a public "end-user" PS3 hack may arrive before September 2010 from their camp.
Unfortunately though, just like the past Dark_AleX and "M33" PSP releases, an incoming PS3 hack will probably be from a fictitious group and won't include anything useful to PS3 Devs such as dumps, reversals, sourcecode, etc.
Hopefully once a hole that Sony can't block is public, other PlayStation 3 Devs will begin working on the PS3 though... and sharing all the juicy the technical details along the way for others who wish to learn.
This will help ensure the PS3 scene won't fall victim to the hypocritical and ridiculous "anti-piracy, users deserve nothing" attitude that began the downfall and led to the fate of the current PSP scene.
To quote: His PS3 username, Twitter account, and blog are all now shut down. His last tweet said, "it was a cool ride, and i've learned a lot about a lot. perhaps one of these days i'll do a more formal goodbye."
Along with that post, he wrote in his blog explaining his reasons for retiring from the scene. He says that he "didn't fully realize most of the current scene don't care unless they are getting something," but now he does.
He then continued a bit more in his post with the following: "The real reason behind no release isn't technical. It's just that it will never stop, after blackra1n, people demand unlock, after blacksn0w, people demand untethered. I miss the days when jailbreaking and unlocking were difficult, it attracted a much higher caliber crowd."
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If he hadn't ran his mouth about "what he found" then we would probably still have other os and someone who really wanted to do something and not try to get a name from it might have had homebrew and maybe a homebrew channel like on the wii to get new apps could be on the ps3.
Well as you know, many of ps3 holders to this day don't even care about the modding. Some people just love the true experience of the ps3 without hacking. Myself, I work on computers all day, which is irritating. College is stressful with learning all the computer software uses. But, ever since the Linux kernel came into the atmosphere of PS3 news and all other hacking sites, it became an epic worldwide topic for people to discuss.
Btw PhilipJWitow, you got a good point about how none of the other sites covered that info. I love ps3 news though because they always have the most up to date psn stuff and also ps3 exclusive news that people would love to hear. Good Job Ps3 news! Keep it a comin' !!!!