Microsoft Bungs Geohot Bundle of Bucks to Fight Sony
I’m pretty sure most iPhone users know that iPhone hacking master Geohot is currently in a hot legal battle with Sony over his jailbreaking of the company’s beloved PS3, and that Geohot put out a request for support to aid in said battle.
Well low and behold it appears that a major player has stepped up to the mark and donated a bundle of dosh to Geohot’s legal campaign as according to an article over on Daily iPhone Blog by way of the iPhone Download Blog, and Everything HQ, Microsoft has donated a substantial amount of cash to cover Geohot’s legal fees.
Here’s what the source article says…” The information comes from a source close to the matter who must remain anonymous that in an attempt to help George win his case, and thus making it legal to hack the >PlayStation 3, the company anonymously donated a large lump of cash so he could cover his court fees; remember: only 2 days had passed after Hotz requested the money and then received all of the money.”
We already know that Microsoft has invited Geohot to develop for their Windows Phone 7 platform, and of course there’s no mention as to the exact amount Microsoft has stumped up, but it sure must smart with Sony knowing that Microsoft is paying for Geohot to fight them.