How to make legal homebrew at the moment

    I will talk about Sony and its portable set-top box - psp, but what I will talk about is applicable for any case when the iron manufacturer forbids the manufacture and sale of homebrew, but allows you to buy a development kit.
    I think many have already guessed - I'm talking about the opportunity to unite, buy a kit and develop the necessary software for the piece of iron. That is, in the end we will get not quite homebrew, but still a large number of people will have access to sdk (a group of 50 people, for example).
    What is needed for this is read on.


    1.Collecting programmers who are willing to invest in buying devkit

    It is desirable that these people were, at least, from one region, so that you could meet “live”. People must be reliable (they will not give devkit / sdk to the left) and are ready to give money “right now”. You need to focus on an amount slightly larger than devkit costs, for example 1500 Euros (a whale costs 1200), so that in case of failure of one of the investors, as a result of unintentional expenses (who knows what else sony will take money for) I didn’t have to look for people again.

    2. Making the assembled people “The Super Psp Programming Team”

    In general - we give the development team a name, perhaps we register TM

    3.Write a letter / meet with friends from Sony

    We say that we are ready to buy devkit for developing applications and games. We emphasize that applications will be developed in order to obtain consent and not to be sent in the future when trying to add an application to the store.
    Having received consent (we don’t get it, we’re upset, but ... we’re not losing anything)

    4. Collect money

    We buy devkit

    5. We give devkit to the best / selected encoder

    We distribute the SDK to everyone who invests, everyone signs a non-proliferation paper.

    6.We are developing

    There is an SDK, now we make software, maybe we unite in mini-groups


    We test it very well, everyone who has invested should check - replacing the software in the ps-store is not accepted (however, you can update it)

    8.Adding to the Playstation Store

    What's next?

    And we go again on points 6-8, along the way, you can collect donates and sponsors.


    Plus there is a workaround when 10 people can get together and find a couple of sponsors whose ads will be shown, for example, when the application starts. Plus, no one bothers to do application integration with sponsor services.

    The only catch

    The main problem is to get from sony a fundamental agreement that the software will be written and it will be laid out for free / for a small denyuzhka. (point 3).
    However, most homebrew falls under the concept of minis, which Sony itself defines as small applications / games that are up to 100MB in size, which is somewhat encouraging.

    Here is such an idea

    What do you think, Habra community?

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