Seems like PS 2 NFO has a long record of stealing everybody else work. The WAB launcher that AloneTrio was making was really delayed because of them.
Look at this interview:
djp So, how do you feel about the PSP being hacked so quickly after the USA release date?
AloneTrio: This is actualy my first project in the console scene, so I am not to familiar with the history of consoles, the only thing I have done before console wise were some intro's for PSX and Xbox
djp: I see, so this is pretty much a whole new experience for you.
AloneTrio: It seem's that all skilled ppl are making an effort to help hack the psp and make the homebrew scene ( loser_, oopo, mrbrown,etc..) with their legal toolchain and PSPSdk
djp: Yes, the PSP Dev scene has grown rapidly
djp: You guys are making big moves in the PSP scene with your loaders, Can you tell us anything about V3?
AloneTrio: At first i was a part of the oldschool WAB Demo Team. I had a big demo for psp, with main menu ( already coded ) and I planed to invite all coder's to take part in the project project coding a little screen for the demo. So i needed to code a route that could make it capable to run other .elf's from the main menu. Here is where wab launcher v1 is born.
AloneTrio: Now it seem that ppl want play Games ( that they legaly own) to play from their memory stick
AloneTrio: So I delayed the demo release to give more effort on the V3 game launcher but I delayed the V3 release date because, rumors said that the PS 2 NFO guys got hands on my v3 internal, and rumor was confirmed by the announcement of their own launcher.
AloneTrio: So I will wait until PS 2 NFO release's there loader, and I will disassemble it, then release WAB V3 WITH source code, and show ppl, who are the fake's
djp: So with the release being delayed, why dont you guys just implement something else to prove to the world that it is actualy yours in a hidden fashion?
djp: Yea, that will shut them up
djp: Do you guys feel a media center will come into play? Like XBMC did for the XBOX?
AloneTrio: I think if it goes, it wont be from our team, we have already started a new project, wab psp linux directed by gimli, the Dr of the debian port on xbox.
djp: Do you think streaming .iso from our computer's or another media device will be capable in the future?
AloneTrio: If you want the real scoop, a tool will come soon too, that rip's umd, not on your ms, but directly to your pc, through USB so I think streaming will be possible by the same way.
djp: sounds sweet last question, How do you guys feel about the stuff that PS 2 NFO is pulling on the scene right now renaming and retagging other peoples hard work?
AloneTrio: Like I said I am in console scene for not that long and I never even heard of PS 2 NFO before but when I seen what they do with false info etc.. I really think they are like pspupdate, I mean ONLY HERE TO COLLECT HITS FOR ADVERTISEMENT.
djp: is there anything that i missed that you would like to cover?
AloneTrio: I am 31 years old and involved in demo scene since good old amiga/atari war
It's amazing how a site like PS 2 NFO can collect money from the hardwork of everybody else. They easly ban you from their forums and make you belive they are developing everything and ask for money to remove the block... Amazing indeed. Never seen something like this before.