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LWN: 'SCEI announced Linux for PlayStation2 !'

Apr 26, 2001, 22:00 (13 Talkback[s])

Sony has announced that it will, indeed, ship Linux for the Playstation 2. The kits will cost 25,000 Yen (~$205 US) and be made on a limited basis in Japan first.

"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has finally announced on 26, Apr (Japan), that they will ship Linux for PlayStation2 in June 2001. "Linux for PlayStation2 Kit" will be priced at 25,000 yen and 1,000 kits are planned to be shipped within Japan, as the first shipment."

"SCEI says in the press release that they will make part of code that should follow the GPL or other licenses that require it to be open open, and part of code that SCEI reserves all rights closed."

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