Brobzoid said:**** off, I'm not miss out on something awesome just because most people will abuse it. Sony needs to get off the homebrew scene's balls.
So Sony needs to allow people to write unsigned code so you can take advantage of something because you're a selfish cheapskate who doesn't seemingly respect the rights of companies to get a return on the product they've invested time people and money into? There's a difference between legitimate homebrew and what goes on with the PSP scene. By in large the PSP homebrew scene is used for pirating games, that's why Sony can't allow it, and your insistence that Sony should allow unsigned code and thereby allow pirating, only makes you guilty be association even if you yourself don't use it for pirating games.
If you want to take advantage of it while it's there (and will likely always be there) by all means. Condoning it when it's a scene of mass piracy are two different things. Sure I use it, but not in the way that pirates do, and it's naive to think that most people who are savvy enough to crack their PSPs won't use it to pirate games.
Onix said:I'm a professional SW engineer ... and I completely disagree.
That's your prerogative, since you're a professional SW Engineer I'd be willing to bet that the amount of people that you know who would have legitimate interests for an open PSP would be a lot higher, but taht doesn't change that by in large while the scene produces great unsigned code, is mostly used as a pirating initiative.
What I would love to see if a legitimate Homebrew environment on the PSP, that's something Sony should really try to implement in a fashion similar to Xbox live Arcade or software based apps that aren't necessarily games. Stuff should be submitted to Sony for approval (so Basically anything that doesn't infringe on copyrights or result in the pirating of games is ok and would be authorized in some manner) but this homebrew scene needs to be shut down.
Basically the only reason people would want to hack the PS3 is to pirate games, once the RSX is unlocked they'll have no excuse at all aside from the truth behind what really drives the homebrew scene on a console once the people who generally have good intentions have opened the system up.