I don't understand the Geohot argument...

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Pablo Giambelluca, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Pablo Giambelluca
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    Newcomer Pablo Giambelluca Member

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    Really... everyone says no one wants to release an exploit because they don't wanna be sued into oblivion by sony and finish like Geohot bla bla bla... but... Geo settled the lawsuit and donated the money raised to EFF, then went on to work for Facebook and Google having a great carreer... today he's a recognized name on the industry with a lot of weight and a great curriculum.

    So, what is this nonsense about no one wants to be the next geohot... I mean... its not like the guy is livinig in poverty and is not relevant anymore, its not like they killed his family and put him in prison for life... so, why? I understand he was sued but arguably everything good that happened in his life after that came from the publicity from being sued by sony. If I remember correctly he was not the only person who had the keys, another group had them but he was the only one who had the balls to release them and voilá! Everyone remembers him, no one remembers the other groups except for the ones who where actively following the scene.
     
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    Member Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I think that the fact that a kernel exploit has been available to the public since December 2015 and yet there is still no piracy speaks for itself......
     
  3. Xuman

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    Because the chances of having an endgame like geohot for anyone else isnt the same. Different circumstances and whatnot.
     
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    I think what marcan meant about drama in the scene wasn't only about Geohot being sued but the backlash of users who use the exploits to enable things such as piracy. Also I think he also stated that because so many people harass developers if they don't create some kind of custom firmware which can be annoying if you see how many people flipped out on ChaitinTech when they were just following the rules of the competition.
     
  5. Urbanshadow

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    Still, is kinda funny how they go all "we pwnd this guis!!!1" and seconds after state "but yu won't see dis cuz drama KEK". The actual drama is keeping things secret by fear of having something useful in hands.
     

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