Since the release of the linux-2.6.16 PS3 support to Linux distributors for use in PS3 release day distributions, there has been continuous work to cleanup the source code, with significant parts completely re-worked to properly interface with appropriate kernel infrastructures. Most Linux kernel development is still toward the core platform support, but the effort is now shifting to prepare device drivers. The plan for drivers is to bring up support for devices in two stages. The first stage is to modify the existing linux-2.6.16 drivers to work with the latest kernel. The second is to re-work the drivers to be acceptable to driver maintainers for inclusion in the official kernel.
Following the public release of the PS3 game console, Linux kernel maintenance for the PS3 will continue publicly. Source code and technical information will be available for public download by Linux enthusiasts.