Originally Posted by Viridian;12207978
There are many legal ways of doing such. Your attitude in this thread has been terrible. You should back the hell of and look at yourself. Sure you have an opinion but can you put it across nicely and without offending someone?
After 'debating' with him in a different thread, I've come to the conclusion that he's a
Sure, he has an opinion, but unless he's 10 he knows [or ought to know] that having an opinion and stating your opinion as fact are two different shades of two totally different colors.
Originally Posted by MosIncredible;12208185
And I'm going to say what I said in another thread that was deleted. What Geohot did was extortion. He didn't nicely contact Sony. He threatened them with the option of "If you cooperate, I can save you from people like me". That's extortion and there is no way around it. He was trying to use illegal means (distribution Sony's software) to scare Sony into doing what he wants them to do. Had he contacted them nicely before contacting the world, he may have had a job by now. He went about it the wrong way and will suffer the consequences for it. Sony is making an example out of him and anyone in the future will know the correct way to handle this.
Be that as it may, I think he handled it properly.
Sony made the first move by removing the other OS function. GeoHot retaliated, and rather than give Sony the chance to cover up the knowledge, he released it to the public.
Besides, it's true that this would be a much simpler matter if Sony gave him the job rather than throwing this hissy fit. What GeoHot did was legal [an there is legal precedent about unlocking devices], and Sony is abusing the law to try and make an example of him, when all they're doing is making him a martyr.