As Tim points out, they are a big company. They have hundreds of products that use linux. It only takes ONE supplier to make a mistake, and ALL of those products could be vetoed and off the market.
Yes I know Sony Entertainment and Sony Hardware are totally separate divisions, and the hardware side is tarred with the entertainment brush, but the fact appears to be that the hardware side want to play fair.
Let me use a footballing analogy. I have no qualms with a sending off for a deliberate foul (and indeed, think that that should be the *automatic* penalty!). But I DO have an issue with a player getting sent off for an innocent mistake - for example if the keeper is out of his area and gets hit on the arm by a ball he may not even have seen coming...! As I understand the rules, if your hand or arm makes contact then it's handball. And if a keeper commits handball it's an automatic red card. Why should the keeper get sent off for that?
THAT is Tim's point. One player makes a mistake, and the entire team cops a penalty. And THAT is why I'm quite happy to describe them as a victim. (Sony as a whole, well... I was one of the people who's PC was trashed by the rootkit, so they are on my "do not buy" list, but just because I don't like them is no reason to ignore them when they are victims of what I perceive as manifest unjustice!)