It sure comes as a surprise move from Sony announcing that they have already come to a settlement with George Hotz aka Geohot regarding PlayStation 3 jailbreak lawsuit. According to the official statement, an agreement was reached last month on March 31st in which GeoHot has agreed not to publish the code while admitting that he never intended to make piracy easier.
Her is the official statement from Sony:
“It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier,” said Hotz, “I’m happy to have the litigation behind me.” Hotz was not involved in the recent attacks on Sony’s internet services and websites.
We want our consumers to be able to enjoy our devices and products in a safe and fun environment and we want to protect the hard work of the talented engineers, artists, musicians and game designers who make PlayStation games and support the PlayStation Network,” added Russell. “We appreciate Mr. Hotz’s willingness to address the legal issues involved in this case and work with us to quickly bring this matter to an early resolution.”
The legal action regarding the case is however still going on in order to settle some debate over PS3 jailbreak which actually started only after Sony removed “Other OS” feature with PS3 3.21 firmware. Though, a recent hack has already brought the ability to install Linux back on any jailbroken PlayStation 3 running 3.55 custom firmware.
[via PlayStation Blog]