Graf_Chokolo Needs Support or He's Going to Jail

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  1. Terminator02
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    For what many of us have started to take for granted has been a bit of a journey for one person. Graf the guy behind much of the progress of the Linux scene for the PS3 has been fighting off Sony while the rest of us have been bitching over who should release the keys next. This guys, is essentially the hero for this scene but unfortunately his legal fund is drying up, yesterday on his blog he left a few words on how things are for him at this time.

    From Graf's Blog:

    "Hi guys, no money left anymore. Going to jail soon probably because i cannot pay court costs.
    But i’m ready to stand up for everything i said and go to jail for that too. It’s not important to win, more important is to show them that we are ready to fight, that they cannot scare me off easily. Yeah, i’m ready to go to jail for my believes and my principles.
    Most of people probably think that all computer and kernel hackers are weak kids, hiding in a cellar, eating pizza whole day, writing software and looking for attention Maybe, but that’s NOT me. And i will get out eventually and continue my work. My work means very much to me."

    Also, gitbrew tweets:
    "Gitbrew hereby dedicates the OpenCL installer toolkit to graf_chokolo. SUPPORT your Devs, RT! - bit.ly/kUCmsI gitbrew.org/support"

    It's sad to think that someone with such great talent might be going to jail for not being able to afford the ever growing legal fees. Especially when all he is doing is restoring a function on the PS3 that an update removed.

    Donate to his legal fund if you can, he has shown he wont bow down to the Giant Crab.[/p]
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  2. m3rox

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    Dude's not getting a dime from me.
     
  3. Sterling

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    Good for you. Mean while, I'll be donating some money when I get paid. It's the least I could do for one so bright. I'd rather him not go to jail for this shit.
     
  4. Joe88

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    people are going to be reluctant to donate because of what geohot did
     
  5. WiiUBricker

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    What did he do?
     
  6. chartube12

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    Geohot took a vacation with the money. No joke.
     
  7. Lube_Skyballer

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    He used all the donated money to go on a vacation or something like that.

    EDIT: a tad too late [​IMG]
     
  8. Foxi4

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    All it really takes is admitting that "I did something naughty with my console because I CAN, however I probably shouldn't have posted the hacked code on my site because it's generally conscidered illegal to put partially-modified code that was written by somebody else and is currently in product circulation" and he'll get off the hook with a fine. A big one, but not as big as Bubba's Love Tools.
     
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    I believe they confirmed it, yeah.

    Anyways, this is bullshit. I can't believe THAT is what is gonna do him in... I would donate if I could but I can't, so... damn. Maybe if I get money soon I will chip in a little something.
     
  13. Annieone23

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    EFF confirmed they got the money, and he did not spend it to go on vacation. He was already over there for quite a while, and if anything I think it was in case his case went sour if you know what I mean.

    GEOHOT DID NOT SPEND THE MONEY, THERE IS PROOF HE DONATED IT
    Please dont spread baseless rumors. Graf really needs the money, any bit he can get, and defacing his name like that will only help send an innocent man to jail. Dont be so heartless.
     
  14. Slyakin

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    Dammit, I don't have anymore money to spare right now...

    I... Ugh, now I feel conflicted.
     
  15. chrisrlink

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    so i guess sony is still at it well not my problem abandoned the ps3 scene a while ago and for those who say im heartless your DAMN right
     
  16. VashTS

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    i cannot donate, have a child on the way, but i feel for graf. he is a smart dude, but should have learned to keep quiet about this stuff. i would not go to jail for my beliefs, beliefs do not mean more to me than freedom.

    i will however not buy sony products directly any more. i am buying a new dvd burner, i check newegg and they had 2 sonys as the cheapest, i waited until a different brand dropped to a lower price. currently buying an lg, probably placing an order today. i will buy a second hand sony product, but i will not give any money to sony any longer.
     
  17. tigris

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    Give him money! Also, get LulzSec to meddle with the court records
     
  18. pistone

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    if someone on the ps3 scene deserves the many that man is graf and ill be happy to donate some $ but i dont have a credit card T-T
     
  19. MaxNuker

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    oh wait, sony thread sorry xD

    JUST KIDDING DON'T FLAME ME!!

    if i could i'd donate him some money... i guess sony these days are Sueing Maniacs... or something like that xD

    anyways... i think its kinda stupid for sony to do that... this just get them more costumers... atleast i think...
     
  20. Midna

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    I'm sure Phoenix would defend someone who helped hack a Sony console.