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ORIGINAL ARTICLE:The following originally posted by TnA 8/04/11:
Former Sony-Linux-Creator for PS2 starts petition to release the PS2-Linux-Packages and Website-Archives!
The PS2-Scene is NOT dead and it seems, as if there is still a growing demand for PS2-Homebrew & Applications (because of the influx of users coming to the overall console-modding-scene). Another news besides the PS2ESDL-Article I posted is this:
PSX-Scene-Member 'evilgeek23' started a petition to give us some more Linux-Stuff back on the old PS2!
Last year, Sony closed down the website PlayStation2-Linux.com , but promised to create an archive, including all the linux-software... But as we all know,... (or at least those which are interested in it) Sony hasn't done that yet!
A few days ago 'evilgeek23' finally started a petition to get exactly this. Now people... Guess what happened, after a few hours after he had set this petition up? The 'place-holder' of playstation2-linux.com went back up and at least you can reach the site, where you couldn't even connect to it before...
Here's a PM I received from him:
My name is Matt Aves and I was a PS2 modder and PS3 Beta release patcher. I had worked at Sony till 6 years ago.
I used to develop the PS2 linux platform over at Sony around 2001, and it has a soft spot in my heart.
When I left in 2006, all responsibility was shifted to Sarah Lemarie ( nice woman and programmer ).
I had some contacts back at SCEE who left in 2008, and in 2009-2010 the site was shut down without the archive being posted.
So now I am requesting SCEE and the new CEO to post the archive.
Site of the petition --> Release of archive of Linux for Playstation 2 site - Petition Spot
Official PS2-Linux-Website (now partially back online) --> PlayStation2-Linux.com
Visitors of PSX-Scene and everyone who believes that Linux for PS2 is important--------community needs your help.
Only publishing of petition made possible operation of PlayStation2-Linux.com.
We can do more together.
In order "Petition would gain legal power"-----we need 10000 votes. Do not hesitate and help community return back PlayStation2-Linux.com.
Thanks to PSX-SCENE moderator TnA for the news article! And thanks to SkyNet for the extra help!