Sony opens up the Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH)
Posted Aug 24, 2012 0:42 UTC (Fri) by pr1268
In reply to: Sony opens up the Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH)
Parent article: Sony opens up the Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH)
I think the bigger issue is trying to understand just how Sony thinks it can thrive, or even exist, in an increasingly open world (in terms of both hardware and software). What I find really disgusting is how Sony first enabled, even encouraged end-users to boot Linux on the PS3, and then thoughtlessly yanked away that privilege.
Sony is a big company, with many divisions/sub-organizations, each with their own agenda and goals. The department opening up DASH might not have anything related to the PS3 group that rudely revoked the openness of that platform, but they're all guilty by association. While I applaud Sony's actions regarding DASH, I, like you, am still skeptical of Sony's motives.
At least the music CD rootkit (PDF) didn't target or affect Mac or Linux PC's. Not to mention that these rootkitted CD's violated the Red Book standard (ironically the standard that Sony helped define, way back in 1980!), but I digress...
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