i havent really seen anyone be too critical of hackers in this thread....yeah some people on here are absolute idiots when it comes to self entitlement, i don't care too much what the devs are doing(well i care, but i know only relevant info is released), 3dbrew is a good read, lots of info there, so i wouldnt say anything they do is pointless, but some people take the stance of "unless its a rom loader in my hands,it rubbish!".........anyways lets see if we can keep this thread clean of all that BS
EDIT:.....crap i think you pushed the topic onto the slope
I've personally found that 3DBrew is only partially documented in a lot of places. Like, it will give you methods, but the Wiki isn't entirely linked together very well. A lot of stuff on the SVC page I've had to get clarified only because it's hard to put two and two together in places if you're unfamiliar.
I personally want to see AT LEAST a simple open-source emuNAND loader. I really like the direction yifanlu is going with this, mostly because everyone in #3dsdev have these private research groups and never share anything in the end. Usually the argument is that if people want to get into it, they should be able to to it themselves, and all this does is cause research to constantly be repeated. I recall a few people (won't name names though) weren't entirely pleased with yifanlu releasing some of this info because of this, because they're afraid it will lead to piracy somehow.
I've actually dealt with communities like this in the past, particularly in the Pokemon ROM Hacking community. For years
hackers would keep their findings private so that certain hacks could have these exclusive "features" which actually set their hacks apart. It was this weird elitist circle where elitist shared stuff between themselves but left the community without ever sharing it. I myself even did it in a few cases, but it took my hard drive dying before I realized that in the end it was better to just share everything I found. Luckily this seems to have rubbed off on the community and research is a lot more open now.
Hackers should encourage and help each other learn, rather than create closed off elitist rings where their information can die along with themselves when they leave the scene. I feel like the scene is perpetually going backwards in this respect, and honestly it bothers me. If you look over at the Wii scene, it never
had this level of politics, and we really took a step backwards in that aspect. Everything is open, documented, and even open-source to boot.