Originally Posted by Predabot
Why would Sony's co-operation be needed? Does it have something to do with allowing the OS access to certain parts of the hardware?
Exactly. Currently, external OSes are only allowed to access a basic 2D framebuffer. All of the wonderful 3D goodness the PS3 is capable of is barred to Linux (and any other alternate OS) developers. In order to get support for 3D graphics, cooperation from Sony would be needed.