"There has been rumor that Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc.(SCEI) has successfully ported the Linux kernel and supporting
GNU environment to their PlayStation2 platform.Recently, these
rumors have been confirmed from sources close to the company.
Furthermore, it has come to our knowledge that conservative
fractions in the company are hindering the Public Release of the
port, fearing revealation of their trade secrets and not seeing the
advantage for SCEI releasing the software. Nevertheless, many
people inside SCEI would like to see the port made public and need
the community's assistance. Therefore we are running a petition in
order to demonstrate the community's interest for Linux on the
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