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 comming to the overall console-modding-scene).
Another news beside the PS2ESDL-Article I posted today 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 atleast 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 atleast you can reach the site, where you couldn't even connect to it before...
Here's a PM I received from him:
I created this petition and I would have no problem if it is published along with my name on the front page.
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.
PSX-Scene-Thread and source about the petition --> http://psx-scene.com/forums/f167/ple...-2-site-89314/ (Please Sign this Petition for archive of Linux for Playstation 2 site)
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