Sony PS2 Linux kit -- violating the GPL?

phil hunt philh at
Wed May 22 20:47:39 UTC 2002

Sony have released in Europe a Linux kit for their Playstation 2 
game console. (Previously, the Linux kit was not available in 

Unfortunately their licensing terms (visible on the web at
<>) appear to be in violation
of the GPL. The EULA states: NON COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. You may 
install and use the Software only with a PlayStation??Computer 
Entertainment System. You may not copy, modify or transfer the 

I have sent an email to them pointing this out and await their

(If anyone else wishes to contact them about this, please be
polite. Also, it is not a good idea to contact websites such
as Slashdot about this, until they have a chance to rectify 

<"><"><"> Philip Hunt <philh at> <"><"><">
"I would guess that he really believes whatever is politically 
advantageous for him to believe." 
                        -- Alison Brooks, referring to Michael
                              Portillo, on soc.history.what-if

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