It may be the way he stated his intentions, but he’s now being invited to jailbreak the Windows Phone 7.
“The way piracy was previously done [on PS3] doesn’t work in my jailbreak,” Hotz said on G4’s Attack of the Show while defending his motivations for bringing Other OS back to the PS3. “I made a specific effort while I was working on this to try to enable homebrew without enabling things I do not support, like piracy.”
Whatever the case, Brandon Watson, who’s working with Microsoft to restore “developer mojo,” sent Hotz a message over Twitter offering a free Windows Phone 7 to the hacker:
“#geohot if you want to build cool stuff on #wp7, send me email and the team will give you a phone – let dev creativity flourish #wp7dev”
It may be motivated by a true desire to support the homebrew community. Then again, Microsoft might just want to gain PR over Windows devices’ hackability.