I had recently submitted some bug findings and fixes to Dean, for which he acknowledged me by name on his blog in several different places.
In early PS3 systems Sony allowed "other operating systems", typically meaning Linux, to be booted on the PS3. For reasons known only to Sony, they removed this "other operating system" option to the dismay of many. The PSGroove project was a way to restore the functionality that many had paid for, that Sony removed.
While some code is actually meant to be stolen like this package from Netrino, most code is not. Unfortunately the PSGroove project could be exploited to aid software piracy. So I wanted to be clear that neither Dean nor I support software piracy.
The Business Software Alliance is one of the few independent organization that actively fight software piracy, if you want to help stop what damages us all.
"One of the consequences to all this is that every single bleeding USB AVR in the world (which were already in short supply) have been snapped up, either by board houses trying to pump out some boards to sell to gamers as quickly as possible, or by the gamers themselves as pre-made development boards."