>>Here's what happened exactly...
You recently listed the following auction-style listing:
250051615791 - Playstation 3 PS3 Premium w/ Fedora Linux Installed
The listing was removed because it violated eBay policy. All fees related to this listing have been credited to your account. We also notified members who placed bids on the item that the listing has been canceled.
The sale of unauthorized copies of copyrighted media (including software, video games, music, television programs, ebooks, and photographs) is illegal and not permitted on eBay. "Unauthorized" copies include back-up, pirated, and bootlegged copies.
>>And my extremely angry response thus far...
Here, I'm doing the work for you. Have your legal department look over these documents in reference to your allegations of illegal/immoral conduct on my part, and ruining a lot of hard work and advertising beyond Ebay itself.
Sony's Official Stance:
Fedora's Official Stance:
The only question left is how are you going to make this up to me? How will you compensate me for the huge media attention that my achievment in installing an open source OS on the PS3 got me, how will you replace the 30-something people that were viewing my page when last I checked, and how do you replace the people that had started to bid?
You have no idea what I went through to get Linux to work on a PS3, what I went through to composite video of it in action for people to share, and the amount of time I put in building excitement amongst all of the major news sources & blogs about my accomplishment for you to just take it all away.
It is the first time I have ever sold anything through ebay, and to do something completely legitimate and even promoted by Sony, just be accused of Piracy by you? As I said...read the links above, then tell me just how you are going to make it up to me. If I could get the entire internet buzzing about Linux on a Playstation 3, you know I'll be the first one to report when a company decides to illegally contradict and oppress the Open Source Community. Check Slashdot's membership totals if you need some numbers on that. And then check Digg, Engadget, Kotaku, Gizmodo, and any of a dozen other news sources, and you'll get the idea...
Expecting to hear from you very soon.
>>So, think I was pissed off enough? I may end up selling to a famous person in technology world, but we'll see how that goes. I may just keep it after all. But I definitely don't have to agree with Ebay's policies as regards open-source software.I mean, I may be a "noob", but at least I know how to read legal disclaimers and I have a cursory understanding of open-source, which is more than they know. It very well could have been one of the trolls that were hating on me that went to Ebay trying to get me in trouble... If I were trying to sell Linux, that would be one thing, but I was just trying to sell my PS3 and maybe making a little extra for my hard work of getting Linux to install correctly. And as a note, it is almost complete. Everything works now except sound comes out all garbled while the system says there is no soudcard, and there is an error message related to the PMU device, which seems to dissappear whenever I reboot. I have figured out the script that will create the PMU device, but now I need to figure out how to get that command to run upon bootup every time. This is the script:
Anyone know how to get that to run every time, so I'm not stuck with an error message upon bootup? And the pmu device is a power management device, and could very well have something to do with my messed up sound, so if I can get the command to run on bootup, then it may kill 2 birds with one stone...